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Published on April 16, 2024
Knoxville Weather Rollercoaster: Sun, Showers, and Potential Thunderstorms in the ForecastSource: Unsplash/Stephen Ellis

Knoxville residents can expect a mixed bag of weather conditions over the coming days, as per the latest updates from the National Weather Service in Knoxville. Today, there’s a slight chance of showers between 11 am and noon, but the clouds should break, leading to a mostly sunny day with highs soaring to a balmy 85 degrees. Those heading out this morning may feel calm before the mild southwesterly winds pick up. The chance of rain might be slim at 20% but grabbing an umbrella on the way out wouldn’t be the worst idea, just in case.

The serene conditions are set to take a turn tonight, as it brings increasing clouds, along with a low of around 65 degrees. Those nocturnal breezes starting out from the southwest will range from 5 to 10 mph. Come Wednesday, the chance of rain jumps up to 40%, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 79 degrees to accompany the showers. Knoxville will see more of the wind, with forecasts predicting a breezy day where gusts could reach as high as 30 mph.

The NWS Knoxville's forecast, posted early this morning, describes not just an increase in the likelihood of rainy weather for Wednesday night, but the potential for thunderstorms before the clock hits 3 am on Thursday morning. While the temperatures will stay a moderate 63 degrees, the winds may continue to play a role, sticking around at 10 to 15 mph, and gusting up to 25 mph at times. NWS Knoxville states that the rest of the week will continue on a similarly unsettled note, with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms late Thursday into Friday.

Looking toward the weekend, whether will be a fickle friend. Friday has a 70% chance of precipitation, featuring likely showers and perhaps a thunderstorm after 9 a.m., operating under mostly cloudy skies and highs peaking at 76 degrees. Saturday and Sunday will follow suit with a 30-40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, occasionally parting to allow some sunshine. Temperatures will dip slightly, with Saturday's high near 70 and Sunday seeing a cooler high of around 63 degrees. The beginning of next week eases up a bit, offering Knoxville a partly sunny Monday with temperatures expected to reach near 67 degrees.