"Warmer days ahead ?"
Yes, winter is on vacation, while we get another taste of spring.
"Should I carry an umbrella with me Friday?"
No need. Storms, some strong to severe, should roll in very early Saturday.
"Will I need my sunglasses on Friday?"
Yes, with partly cloudy skies.
Knoxville on Friday (Partly cloudy, record warmth, gusts to 30 mph, highs 73 to 76 degrees)
5 AM 52 degrees......Few clouds, patchy fog
8 AM 52 degrees......Partly cloudy, patchy fog, sunrise 7:12 AM
Noon 72 degrees......Partly cloudy, S 5-15 mph, gusts 25 to 30 mph
4 PM 76 degrees......Partly cloudy, Record high: 76° (1890)
Sunset 6:27 PM
LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT - The line of storms that moves through late Friday night could have some stronger to severe storms, with damaging winds and hail possible from a severe storm. Stay with the Local 8 Weather team for the latest on timing and intensity as the storms get closer. Also, with this being an overnight system, be sure you get weather alerts! A NOAA weather radio will alert you, or you can get the free WVLT app on a smart phone, and turn on the severe weather notifications.
Tonight: Increasing clouds, strong to severe storms overnight, 60% chance, low of 49 degrees
Saturday: Early showers and storms, then partly cloudy, 12 AM high: mid-60s, daytime high around 60 degrees and FALLING
Sunday: Mostly sunny, morning low: 29 degrees, high near 54 degrees
VLT Local 8 Weather