Looking across East Tennessee, sunshine dominates today with temperatures nearly 10 degrees warmer than this time yesterday. We will continue to warm through the weekend, but sky conditions won't be as pleasant in the days ahead.
Looking at the play-by-play, cloud cover will increase through Friday, leading to a light shower or few sprinkles overnight and into early Christmas morning (hope Santa has his rain gear to our north!). On Christmas Day, cloudy skies will be the main impact across the area, before gradually clearing out through the evening and overnight. Sunday will feature a return to sunshine and continued warmth, then our next disturbance arrives Monday and early next week. Temperatures through the period are expected to be well above average.
Though highs Christmas Day are expected to be in the mid 60s, the record for the day stands at 76 (for Knoxville). Last year many saw a White Christmas, or at bare minimum, a few flakes on the day. This year the scene will be quite the opposite. The month of December and even November has been running well above average, with no snow recorded thus far. You can find your full Christmas Day forecast and more by watching our Video Forecast below.
The next few days will mainly be quiet with rounds of cloud cover and pockets of sunshine. We plan to take the day off tomorrow for Christmas Eve but you can find our forecast, along with updates, on our Twitter & Facebook pages. Have a wonderful Christmas and we'll see you back here on Monday!
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