Heavy rain and gusty winds will develop later Tonight into Thursday morning. I am expecting roughly 1 to 1.5 inches of rain with isolated 2" amounts to fall during that timeframe.
Time to watch for Knoxville (Valley) and the Smokies:
1 AM to 8 AM Thursday
Expect the gusty downpours to arrive in the Plateau several hours sooner...and ending several hours sooner.
***TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN ! ***
Meanwhile, NWS issued a High Wind Warning for the Smokies that runs from 1 PM Today to 7 AM Thursday for South winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 70 mph.
*** TOTAL RAINFALL that I am expecting THIS WEEK:
3 to 4" of rain with isolated 5" + amounts when you add up Monday's rain, plus Tuesdays's rain, plus what we get Today, plus Thursday of this week. ***
LAST WEEK, Knoxville received 5.63" of rain from Tuesday to Thursday.
McGhee Tyson Airport so far this week.
Yesterday (Tuesday): 1.24"
Today, as of 8 AM, so far... Trace
TOTAL since Monday: 2.16"
Low this morning: 44°
Rainfall today, as of 8 AM: Trace
Mainly gray, few showers, 40% chance, highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s
Rain showers and wind increase, 100% chance of rain, gusty downpours late, isolated thunder, Valley gusts around 30 to 40 mph, temperatures rise into the mid to upper 60s around midnight through 4 AM, and then FALL quickly before sunrise. Lows in the lower to mid 50s
Periods of rain, mostly in the morning, 80% chance, gusty winds, early pre-dawn highs in the mid to upper 60s with daytime highs FALLING through the 50s and 40s.
Clouds decrease, turning sharply colder, lows in the mid 20s.
Friday / Valentine's Day:
Mostly sunny, cold, highs in the lower 40s
Friday night / Valentine's Day night:
Starry skies and cold, lows in the lower 20s
Bright sunshine, milder in the afternoon, highs in the lower 50s
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