Saturday forecast: Temperatures stay mild, rain on the way

Saturday forecast: Temperatures stay mild, rain on the way

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Saturday night into Sunday stays mild with some rain possible. Saturday night into Sunday stays mild with some rain possible.

Tonight: Clouds build, but not as cold. Low: 39°

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with rain showers developing (70% coverage). High: 52°.

Sunday Night: Rain more likely (near 100% coverage), but a wintry mix is possible across portions of the Plateau and S.E. Kentucky. Low: 36°.

Monday: Rain (wintry mix or snow for areas north and west) tapers off early (60% coverage), but clouds and cooler temperatures linger. High: 47°

Many East Tennesseans took advantage of the beautiful weather Saturday, with temperatures reaching the mid 50s to 60°.  The mild temperatures will remain overnight into Sunday, with all areas remaining above freezing and thin clouds slowly building across the region.

A cold front will slide across the area on Sunday, spreading rain showers from west to east through the day. Temperatures will be in the mid 40s across the plateau, S.E. Kentucky and the mountains, and lower 50s for most of the valley.

Rain showers will be more likely overnight Sunday into Monday morning, with nearly 100% coverage. Colder air will filter in as well, meaning portions of the plateau and S.E. Kentucky could see a rain to wintry mix to snow transition late Sunday night into early Monday.

There could be some travel concerns with this system across those areas, so we will continue to monitor how this system continues to develop. Confidence is still rather high, at this time, that the majority of the valley, foothills and the mountains will see mainly a rain event.

If the cold air moves any further southeast, that could change the forecast. 

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