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Published on May 20, 2024
Knoxville Forecast: Warm Sun Gives Way to Rain and Thunderstorms Later This WeekSource: Unsplash/ Stephen Ellis

The National Weather Service in Knoxville reports a clear shift in weather for the coming days, predicting sunny skies with a steady climb in temperatures anticipated to hit a high near 85 degrees today. The weather is expected to take a turn later in the week with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms by Thursday, shifting the serene early week forecasts towards a wetter outlook.

Last updated this morning, visibility has improved from a misty one mile to clear sunny skies that Knoxville locals can enjoy throughout the day. The calm conditions are set to continue into the evening, with a mostly clear night and a low temperature of around 63 degrees. A similar pattern is expected to extend into Tuesday and Wednesday, offering ample opportunity for outdoor activities under sunny skies and mild winds, according to the National Weather Service.

However, starting Thursday, the chance of rain begins to climb with the possibility of thunderstorms in the late afternoon. The likelihood of precipitation ramps up as the weekend approaches, hitting an apex with a 70 percent chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm on Friday.

Come the weekend, the weather becomes even more unsettled. Saturday and Sunday both harbor a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, potentially impacting outdoor plans. As the week progresses, the initially calm winds are expected to shift, adding a bit of turbulence to the swelter of rising temperatures and impending showers. Despite the impending storms, temperatures will remain warm, hovering in the low 80s throughout mixed weather conditions.