Sunshine returns for Sunday, but cold weather is close behind

Sunshine returns for Sunday, but cold weather is close behind

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Temperatures will move into the upper 40s to around 50°, which is actually closer-to-average for this time of year. Temperatures will move into the upper 40s to around 50°, which is actually closer-to-average for this time of year.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - We will see a "brief" thaw across the region today as sunshine returns along with a brisk southwesterly wind. This will push temperatures into the upper 40s to around 50°, which is actually closer-to-average for this time of year. Don't get used to it though, because another shot of Arctic air returns to start the week. Clouds will thicken back up tonight with a few spotty light rain showers for some towards daybreak.

The high for Monday will most likely be between Midnight and early morning as we will fall from the upper 30s into the 20s during the day. It does look like the light morning rain could mix with/change to some light snow before tapering off, but any accumulations would be light to non-existent. The Arctic air continues to pour in Monday night and lows will be in the single digits and low teens by Tuesday morning.

Wednesday morning looks to be the coldest with widespread single digit readings and the possibility for a few to be below zero. There will be another late week/weekend thaw though as this cold pattern looks like it is finally starting to change as we move into February.

Today: Sunny, breezy and warmer. High: 50°.

Tonight: Clouds return with a few spotty rain showers late (30% coverage). Low: 39°.

Monday: Morning light rain mixing with/changing to light snow (40% coverage) as colder air pours in. Temperatures fall from the upper 30s in the morning into the 20s by evening.

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