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Published on May 17, 2024
Knoxville Braces for Stormy Weather with Rain and Thunderstorms Forecasted Throughout WeekSource: Unsplash/ Theo Tab

The National Weather Service in Knoxville is forecasting a wet and stormy week ahead for the region, with a significant chance of showers and thunderstorms on the horizon. Residents can expect a high near 74 degrees today, with showers and possibly a thunderstorm developing after 4 pm. According to the NWS update, there is an 80% chance of precipitation, and winds are expected to remain mild, making for a calm but soggy day.

Temperatures tonight are anticipated to drop to around 63 degrees, with enduring showers likely and a potential thunderstorm. A patch of fog could also roll in between 2 am and 3 am, further reducing visibility. These conditions are set to persist into the weekend, with a 70% chance of ongoing rain and thunderstorms on Saturday, followed by persistent showers and thunderstorms likely before 11 pm on Saturday night.

Heading into Sunday, the trend continues with a 60% likelihood of storms before 11 am, precluding a modest break in partly sunny skies around midday. Yet again, the calm wind is expected to shift north around 5 mph in the afternoon, with a high near 78 degrees. The turbulent weather is predicted to give way slightly on Sunday night, bringing a reduced 30 percent chance of showers before 8 pm and partly cloudy skies.

The forecast for Monday suggests a reprieve from the relentless rain with a sunny day and a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 pm. However, the tranquility might be short-lived as the possibility of rain ramps up again heading into Tuesday night with a 20 percent chance after 2 am, and by Wednesday. The likelihood of rainfall increases to 50 percent, with a high near 84 degrees. Looking ahead to Thursday, showers and thunderstorms remain a constant companion, with a 40 percent chance persistently hanging over the region.