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Published on May 27, 2024
Knoxville Faces Memorial Day Showers, Week Ahead Promises Sunnier SkiesSource: Google Street View

As the nation honors its fallen heroes on Memorial Day, Knoxvillians may want to grab an umbrella before heading out to their daytime commemorations. According to the National Weather Service in Knoxville, showers and possibly a thunderstorm are likely before 9 a.m. today. Any outdoor activities planned between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. are also at the mercy of potential showers and thunderstorms, with the skies expected to partially clear up reaching a high near 81 degrees later in the day.

Wind is on the agenda too, with gusts as high as 20 mph, although they're predicted to settle down by evening. The National Weather Service, noting a 70% chance of precipitation, reminds folks that thunderstorms could lead to "new rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms." With a mostly clear night in store, temperatures are said to dip to a comfortable 61 degrees.

Looking ahead into the week, tomorrow appears to promise better weather for outdoor plans. After some "patchy fog before 7am," the forecast is sunny with a daytime high circling around 82. The evening will cool to a low around 58, offering a reprieve from the day's warmth. Light winds shall accompany the sun, making for a mild temperament in terms of weather.

Wednesday and Thursday are both set to maintain the sunny streak, with highs near 78 and calm winds throughout the day. The weather story for the week continues on this pleasant note, as the nighttime skies remain mostly clear and temperatures settle into the mid-50s. For those looking forward to the weekend, be aware: a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms looms, with forecasts pointing to a 20 percent chance both on Saturday and its following night.

Even with potential interruptions from the skies, the weather outlook doesn't look all doom and gloom, offering stretches of sun and clear nights. Sunday ticks the precipitation chances slightly higher to a 30 percent chance accompanied by mostly sunny skies and a high also near 80, rounding out a week that may require Knoxville residents to juggle sunglasses with umbrellas. So while the week's forecast is a mixed bag, it still provides plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy the transition into summer.