First Alert: from April snow to near record lows

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Near-record cold and a few late-season snowflakes create our next WVLT First Alert day. Temps take a nearly 25 degree tumble Wednesday.

After a couple cold mornings, rain is very likely Saturday. Next week, we make a push for the lower 80s!


Starting very early Wednesday, temps plummet with the passage of an Arctic front. From 4:00-8:00 a.m. Eastern, there will be a few melty snowflakes mixing in with frigid rain. Neither the rain nor snow should be a big deal – just more of a talker. Speaking of, a watercooler fact: Knoxville has only had measurable snow this late in the season one. That was in 1910, before the Titanic! That’s strictly for Knoxville, not the surrounding mountains. The mountaintops above 6,000 feet will likely have sticking snow, at least for a day or so.

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