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Published on April 09, 2024
Knoxville Braces for Showers and Thunderstorms as NWS Predicts Wet WeekSource: Unsplash/ Stephen Ellis

Knoxville residents may need to keep their umbrellas handy as the National Weather Service forecasts a wet week ahead with a mix of showers, thunderstorms, and occasional patches of fog. According to the latest update from NWS, Knoxville is set to experience light rain with a high humidity of 93%. Currently, the temperature sits at a cool 56°F (13°C).

The forecast for today includes showers and a possible thunderstorm before 1pm, with showers likely to continue later on. Weather officials warn of patchy fog likely to set in between 10am and 11am. In spite of the Southwest wind, locals should brace to possibly get wet, as chances of precipitation are high at 90%. Precipitation volumes could range between a tenth and quarter of an inch, but could be higher during thunderstorms.

Tonight's outlook doesn't promise much reprieve with a 50 percent chance of continuing showers and patchy fog developing between midnight and 2am. The temperature is expected to drop only slightly, with lows around 56°F, while the wind shifts from south to north in the evening. Forecasters predict light new precipitation, with less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Looking to Wednesday, there's a 40 percent chance of showers against mostly cloudy skies with a high reaching near 76°F. Easterly winds in the morning will give way to a southwest draft. By Wednesday night, the chance of precipitation ramps up to 90%, with showers and a possible thunderstorm after 11pm. Residents should prepare for a gusty southeast wind between 10 to 15 mph, and gusts as high as 20 mph.

The rest of the week seems to follow this soppy pattern. Thursday will bring more showers and potential thunderstorms, with warm high temperatures near 74°F but accompanied by brisk south winds of 15 to 25 mph, featuring gusts that might top 35 mph. Chances of precipitation stay stuck at 90%. After a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Thursday night, Friday heralds a change with mostly sunny skies and a high near 62°F, though the day will remain breezy.

The weekend could provide some respite with a sunny Saturday, clear skies, and a high near 72°F, though breezy conditions continue. Sunday keeps the clear trend with mostly sunny weather and a pleasant high of 78°F. The beginning of the next work week might bring back a slight chance of showers on Monday, but skies are expected to be partly sunny with highs approaching the 80s.