Forecast: Some showers and a few storms this afternoon with better air quality.

Weather Blog

A few scattered showers and storms linger this afternoon with improved air quality.

  • Sunday: (40%) scattered showers and a few storms. Isolated stronger storm. Mostly cloudy and cooler. High: 84°.
  • Sunday Night: Partly cloudy.  Isolated areas of fog. Low: 65°
  • Monday: Partly cloudy & less humid. High: 85°.

The AQI across East Tennessee is forecast to get better than it was yesterday and go back into the in the Moderate Category throughout the day for both Knoxville and the Smokies. Expect a decrease in haze and smoke in the sky later today as well.

Showers and thunderstorms return to the forecast today, but our coverage of rain will go down as we move throughout the afternoon hours.  An isolated strong to severe storm may be possible however, coverage does not look as widespread as earlier in the day. It will be mainly cloudy and cooler today with highs in the low to mid 80s. 

Tonight we’ll begin to dry out with lows for most into the middle 60s. Isolated areas of fog will also be possible overnight.

By Monday a drier air mass moves in, dropping our humidity. Monday we’ll have a high of 85° with very comfortable conditions outside. 

The humidity should stay comfortable through at least Tuesday. The chance for spotty showers and a few storms returns Wednesday and Thursday, especially for the Southern Valley and Smokies.

Highs will be in the mid 80s with overnight lows in the mid 60s with the humidity gradually rising towards the end of the week. Friday is continuing to trend a touch drier but with the heat returning, a more “summertime feel” is expected next weekend. 

This a great time to make sure to download our FREE weather app by searching “Knoxville Weather” in Apple iTunes or the Google Play store. That way you can get alerts while sleeping (make sure your phone/tablet isn’t on silent though) if any are issued. Plus, we stream our newscasts and severe weather coverage through this app as well, so we can be seen if your power does goes out.

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