A WVLT WEATHER ALERT is in place for Monday and Tuesday morning as the season’s coldest weather rolls in. In fact, it’s the coldest high temperature in 356 days for Knoxville.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Well this is a pretty simple but highly-impactful forecast: it’s bitterly cold. While we won’t set any cold weather records, this is easily the coldest weather east Tennessee and southeastern Kentucky have seen all season.
The wind chill remains in the single digits on the Plateau and in the Cumberland Mountains at least until late morning, while the rest of us feel ‘warmer’ in the teens!
Snow falls in the mountains this morning, and there even be some accumulation high up in the National Park.
While we are totally dry the next few days, there’s no relief from the cold temperatures even in the sun. Highs will barely crack freezing in Knoxville, at 33°. If you live higher up, don’t expect to get above 30° at all Monday.
Monday night into Tuesday morning will be just as cold! Many to the west, north, and east of the Valley will drop to the teens. Knoxville will plummet to 22°!
Average high: 47°
Average low: 29°
The WVLT WEATHER ALERT is back from 4:00-11:00 a.m. Tuesday, just like it was Monday morning. We tack on a few degrees to the afternoon high, but it’s still frigid at 37°
A few more clouds are back on Wednesday and especially on Thursday. Rain is back in western counties late Thursday night.
Rain is likely Friday and Saturday. Looks like we’ll get some mountain snow behind the next cold front. That comes on Sunday morning.
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