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Sunshine and cooler air returns heading into the weekend

Knoxville WVLT-TV logo Knoxville WVLT-TV 1 day ago Ben Cathey

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Cooler, drier, and sunnier weather returns Friday! It’ll finally feel like fall with another fall front arriving later Sunday.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Temperatures will drop quickly throughout the overnight hours as this cold front continues to push through. It could be breezy at times with winds gusting up to 20 mph throughout the evening. The Fall Equinox is at 9:03 PM locally Thursday, so this is good timing. We’ll drop to the low 50s by Friday morning, with a cool breeze still up to 10 mph and a clearing sky!

We can spend the first full day of Fall in the mid-70s with sunshine Friday!

LOOKING AHEAD

Scattered clouds increase Friday night and are in and out at times throughout Saturday. This leaves the day overall partly cloudy, with some more afternoon sunshine and a high of 82 degrees. A stray shower is possible in the morning and then again at night.

But that I’m All Vol forecast is right in the middle of the day with more sun at times. We actually hit the high right at kickoff, so if you’re tailgating or in Neyland, at least it will cool off when we’re celebrating (hopefully) a win over Florida!

I'm All Vol forecast for Saturday's home game against Florida. © Provided by Knoxville WVLT-TV I'm All Vol forecast for Saturday's home game against Florida.

If you’re hoping for rain, the second cold front in your First Alert 8-Day Planner brings scattered rain and storms Sunday afternoon to evening, then pushes highs back to the 70s to start next week. We’ll have some nights in the upper 40s too!

Thursday evening's First Alert 8-day planner © Provided by Knoxville WVLT-TV Thursday evening's First Alert 8-day planner
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