Showers and storms moving across the area

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WVLT) – We’re waking up to strong to severe storms this morning, and more heavy rainfall is ahead for parts of the weekend.

WHAT TO EXPECT

We’ll see scattered showers and storms today and some will produce heavy rainfall at times. The main threat for storms comes overnight tonight and that leads to our WVLT First Alert Weather Day.

Today we’ll have high temperatures that are near 68 in Knoxville to 66 in Crossville.

There’s a Flash Flood Watch posted for most of our area this weekend, so you can imagine that the rain is going to be quite heavy.

The storms lift north by nightfall but return in a matter of hours by Sunday morning. Therein lies our next WVLT FIRST ALERT. Strong storms move in starting a couple of hours after midnight, give or take an hour or two (still some disagreement on timing but not overall coverage). The storms will likely have strong straight-line winds and, despite being in a solid line, they may move slower than typical.

That could lead to heavier rain of more than a couple of inches! The storms are out of here closer to noon, except in the mountains. That sets up a nice-enough afternoon Sunday with a high basically average, at 65°.

LOOKING AHEAD

Monday and Tuesday are looking pretty great! Sure, it’s a chilly morning but we have lots of sunshine! More storms are back Tuesday night into early Wednesday. That kicks in colder air – a pretty substantial cool snap – by early Thursday. There may even be a few snowflakes down in the Valley on April 1st. Some may stick in the mountain peaks but that’s about it, most likely. We’re closer to a late-season frost or freeze next Friday and Saturday mornings.

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