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Slightly warmer late week before rain chances return.
- This Morning: Some light rain early(East) Mostly cloudy. Low: 41°.
- Wednesday: Some early clouds slowly clear. More sunshine during the afternoon. High: 56°.
- Thursday: Partly Cloudy. Warmer. High: 64°.
A weak cold front is sliding through the region this morning. A few light, sprinkles cannot be ruled out before early especially to the north and East of Knoxville. The more likely area to see them would be across S.E. Kentucky, S.W. Virginia and some northern East Tennessee Counties. The cloud cover will slowly will thin out some this morning. This will keep overnight lows up just a touch, meaning most areas will dip into the upper 30s to lower 40s by daybreak Wednesday.
As the Wednesday morning clouds clear out we will see more sunshine along with closer-to-average temperatures. Most will top out into the mid to upper 50s and even a few areas could be close to 60°.
Any clouds early on Wednesday appear as though they will thin out through the afternoon leaving some more sunshine along with closer-to-average temperatures. Most will top out into the mid to upper 50s and even a few areas could be close to 60°.
The warming trend will continue into Thursday as well thanks to some southerly winds and a mix of sun and clouds. Afternoon highs will top out in the low to mid 60s for most, even with clouds building by sunset.
We will be Weather AWARE Friday as scattered showers are looking a little more likely, but the timing of the steadier rain looks as though it may hold off until later in the day. This means the more likely timing of the rain could be from late afternoon Friday into early Saturday. If this forecast trend continues, we will extend the Weather AWARE into early Saturday as well.
The cold front will sweep east of the region by midday Saturday, but it appears as though it will remain variably cloudy and breezy with a few more random sprinkles possible through the afternoon.Sunday looks nice for outdoor plans with some sunshine returning, but it will be cooler with highs only in the upper 40s to lower 50s.
The dry and mainly sunny trend looks as though it will linger into the first part of next week as well.
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