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Rainy weekend expected in East Tennessee

3:47 PM, May 3, 2013   |    comments
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Enjoy the sunshine on Friday, because we won't be seeing much of it over the weekend!

Rain is expected to move in to East Tennessee on Saturday, with the chances increasing as the weekend goes on. 

A slow-moving system is expected to dump 1-3 inches of rain over the next couple of days, with pockets of very heavy showers.

There is a 40% chance of rain on Saturday, with highs in the mid-60's.  On Sunday, the chances increase to 70% and temperatures not getting out of the 50's.

Check out the 10Weather page throughout the weekend for the latest forecast and real-time weather radar.

It's just a continuation of a very soggy Spring.

The National Weather Service says that, from January through April, Knoxville was 10.82 inches above normal, due in part to an extremely wet January. Chattanooga received 8.62 inches more rain than normal for the period, and Nashville was 5.68 inches ahead.

Memphis is 4.77 inches ahead and the first four months' rainfall at the Tri-Cities airport was 6.89 more than usual.

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