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Seasonable Tuesday ahead of gusty storms

Heather issued a WVLT Weather Alert Wednesday for gusty winds, rain and storms.
Published: Nov. 24, 2020 at 5:05 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 24, 2020 at 10:32 AM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Tuesday comes with some extra clouds ahead of the front that will drive in gusty winds, rain and storms for Wednesday. The 8-day forecast comes up with some big ups and downs in temperatures and rain chances, even some snow.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Layers of clouds continue to increase, out ahead of the rain and storms. This filters our sunshine for today, but we’re still around “normal”, with a high of 58 degrees. The wind is still light for today, but becomes breezy this evening for the higher elevations.

Tonight is mostly cloudy, with an isolated shower possible. The low is warmer at 42 degrees, with a southerly wind up to 10 mph in the Valley and gusts of 20+ mph in the higher elevations.

LOOKING AHEAD

Heavy rain and storms late Wednesday
Heavy rain and storms late Wednesday(WVLT)

The WVLT Weather Alert starts at noon on Wednesday. The gusts will be widespread 25 to 40+ mph, with scattered rain midday. The first batch of rain and storms arrives on the Plateau in the early to mid-afternoon and is moving East through the evening hours. Batches continue in the evening and will taper off Wednesday night. Where the batches pull through repetitively, we could have rainfall closer to 1 inch.

Temperatures make it to around 65 degrees early Wednesday afternoon, ahead of the rain and storms.

Scattered to spotty rain is what’s left for the early morning hours Thursday. Thanksgiving Day is really partly cloudy to mostly sunny, with a warm high around 64 degrees. Great if you want to open the windows and let in some fresh air.

Black Friday is dry and partly cloudy, and the warmer temperatures stick around. This is a nice day for getting outside, with a morning low of 46 degrees adn then afternoon high of 65.

The next round of ups and downs kick in this weekend. We’ll have showers arrive Friday evening through Saturday morning. We’re looking at a lull for Saturday afternoon, then more rain builds up Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. This next cold front brings a chance to see rain change to snow in the higher elevations by Monday to Tuesday morning.

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Tuesday 8-day forecast
Tuesday 8-day forecast(WVLT)

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