Mainly wet, brief wintry mix chances this week

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – The next storm system brings heavy rain for many, a wintry mix for some and chilly temperatures for everyone.


Overnight, a strong storm system moving out of the Southern Plains will fling heavy rain into East Tennessee and Southeast Kentucky through Monday morning. Anywhere from an inch to an inch and a half is possible, creating limited visibility and ponding on the roadways as you’re heading to work and school. Temperatures will start off in the lower 40s.

Monday morning, cold air will be chasing the rain as it tries to leave the area. We could see a brief transition over to a light wintry mix from sunrise to lunchtime for parts of the Cumberland Plateau and the Smokies. Accumulations over an inch will be possible for areas above 3,000 feet, but a light dusting may coat the grassy surfaces for a time surrounding the valley.

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