A strong front is expected to approach East Tennessee on Thursday night and it will bring our next best chance of thunderstorms.
There are increasing chances of rain as the day progresses into Thursday night and early Friday morning.
Thursday afternoon also has a chance for some spotty showers.
Chances of rain fade as the day progresses on Friday.
10News Meteorologist Matt Sanderson said Knoxville has a 6.1-inch rainfall deficit from the amount the city should receive for this time of year.
Sanderson said it could rain up to .5 inch total in Knoxville by Friday morning.
High temperatures Thursday are still expected in the mid-80s.
The last significant rain in East Tennessee was on Sept. 25, according to the WBIR Weather’s Team’s calendar.
Warming on up for your Thu w/ highs near the record of 86 degrees. Showers/t-showers spread in as the PM progresses. pic.twitter.com/9XPV4AJmsu— WBIR Weather (@WBIRWeather) October 20, 2016
Shower & t-shower chances will really increase as we move from late afternoon into the first part of tonight. pic.twitter.com/eNw5aUG45U— Matt Sanderson (@WBIRMatt) October 20, 2016
Spotty showers are rolling NE this morning. Increasing chances for additional rainfall as your Thursday progresses. pic.twitter.com/6ISgcmJkAv— Matt Sanderson (@WBIRMatt) October 20, 2016
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