Most of east Tennessee is under a WIND ADVISORY until 8pm tonight. This means strong winds are likely throughout the day with gusts upwards of 40mph possible. For right now, satellite shows it being mostly cloudy outside right now. This will continue throughout the day before a line of showers impacts our area tonight. This line is likely to be pretty strong bringing heavy showers and some thunder/lightning. Overall, it is beginning to weaken so when it reaches our area any real threats are likely diminished.
With this being said, the National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) did release this graphic. This shows a large portion of east TN is expected to receive some stronger rain embedded with thunderstorms. To the west the threat is more severe, but as I said, the system is or has peaked out so it will be weakened by the time it reaches our area. Following this line of showers will be a cold front. This cold front shouldn't bring any snow or freezing precipitation with it, but those cold temps will return making it feel more like the winter season that it is. Temperatures tonight should dip down into the mid 30's. For Friday, it will be chilly with highs in the upper 30's and decreasing clouds throughout the day. Saturday looks to be the nicest day with highs in the mid 40's and partly cloudy skies. Sunday and early next week, we will receive our next round of rain.
Sources: COD Weather, NWS