Drier Monday & Tuesday but tropical rain’s coming

Then cold air gets here for trick-or-treaters
Published: Oct. 24, 2020 at 3:48 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 25, 2020 at 11:32 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - More fog is ready for your Monday morning, then we get two largely-dry days.

Zeta is now officially named. It will bring us rain for three days!

Cold air is behind that storm, setting up a Halloween fright.


We’re only down to around 60 degrees overnight. That’s closer to the average high than the average low. The light wind and clearing lead to, you guessed it, more fog late Sunday night. There are also a few rain showers moving south to north. That’s the best rain chance before the middle of the week. Much like Sunday, the fog may be slow to crack, until very late in the morning.

Despite that stubborn cloud-cover, we really don’t expect much rain. We’ll have a few Roane, Scott, Morgan, and Whitley County showers (where the edge of the Cumberland Plateau drops off) but that’s really about it during the day-time. A late day surge of sun and warmth gets us to 75° in Knoxville.

Tuesday’s rain now appears even more remote, and we’re still in the lower-to-middle 70s!


Starting Wednesday evening, though, get ready for some tropical rain. The storm that is set to be named ‘Zeta’ is likely to be the FIFTH tropical to impact the WVLT coverage area so far in the 2020 hurricane season! That includes Laura, Sally, and Beta.

Thursday is the big day for rain. I wouldn’t plan much outdoors because it looks like an all day soaker!

Rain should leave by the afternoon of Friday, as another, much colder system moves in from the Rockies. This is what will kick Zeta to the east but it sets up a chilly weekend.

Halloween will feature dry weather and gradual clearing.

There’s only a small chance for rain Sunday, and the following Monday is dry for now.

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