This morning's low in Knoxville was 45°. Mid-50s this afternoon have been common. Rain began falling at 10:17 AM, according airport records. Captain Accurate said expect rain to start falling "Late Morning." Thankfully, it did not affect the morning drive to work or school.
Rainfall amounts, as of 2 PM at McGhee Tyson Airport, were at 0.30" so far.
It will be drippy tonight, especially for the early evening...then clouds will decrease...and sunshiny skies will return on Friday, but colder.
Falling into the lower 30s tonight.
Mid-40s for highs on Friday.
Bright sunshine continues Saturday (lower to mid-50s) and Sunday (around 60).
Looking ahead to next Monday night into Tuesday, we should be receiving our first Autumn snowfall of the season...with some rain and ice to start. Keep in mind, we will be "horseshoed."
If you have watched my Winter Weather Outlook on CaptainAccurate.com, then that reference of a "Horseshoe Effect" should be understood. From this distance, it will be a small event where it's the story of the "snows" and "snow nots" in terms of accumulation. Stay tuned. It's a fluid situation that is still 4.5 to 5 days away. Translation? Expect lots of changes.