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Clouds arrive overnight, rain and wind arrive Sunday

We had a lovely fall day in E. Tennessee today with a high of 59 at McGhee Tyson after a morning low of 26. Not nearly as cold tonight, but major changes are on the way.

Increasing cloud cover overnight will help keep the mercury in the thermometer from dropping much below forty. There is a slight chance for us to see some rain before sunrise Sunday, but the bulk of the rain shower activity will be during the day. We may even hear the rumble of thunder late in the afternoon, but that is a very slight chance. High temps will get near or slightly above 60 as well. The most noticeable feature on Sunday will be the wind, especially in the Foothills and Smoky Mountains. A high wind watch is in place for Sunday afternoon until Monday morning for the Foothills counties. Winds sustained at 20 - 30 mph will be common tomorrow afternoon in far east Tennessee, gust near 40 can not be ruled out either.

Monday the rain and winds relax by mid morning and temps rise above sixty.

Tuesday will be quiet with mostly sunny skies and temps cooling down quite a bit. Highs Tuesday will be in the upper 40s.

Wednesday will be an "on the edge" type of day as a large complex storm rides up the East Coast as a surge of cold air moves in from the northwest. The precipitation should stay east of the Smoky Mountains but there may be some high elevation snow and a bit of a wintry mix for some of the Foothill communities.

Thanksgiving should be dry with highs in the upper forties.

All this is subject to change as we get closer to the holiday, but for now it looks nice.

John Carroll

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