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Freezing temps hit Knoxville

Oct 31 is the Halloween day. However, mother nature has a few tricks up her sleeve on Thursday. A double-wallop of strong to severe storms followed by a drastic drop in temperatures hit Knoxville on Thursday. Heavy storms rolling through East Tennessee felled trees and downed power lines. According to the statistic, due to the Halloween storms, nearly 23,000 Knoxville Utilities Board customers were without power.

Knoxville Utilities Board Twitter.

“Crews have reduced outage numbers to 2,042 and will continue to work through the night to restore power quickly and safely to all customers. Thank you all for your patience.”  — Knoxville Utilities Board.

So far, the Halloween storm has caused one death. On Oct.31,  storms sent a tree into a van, two people inside the vehicle were taken to the hospital. Southbound lanes of North Broadway at Jacksboro Pike was closed for hours. According to today’s report, a 79-year-old man died from his injuries. A female passenger in the van is still in the hospital.

In addition, the heavy storm also affected Zoo Knoxville, which closed early on Thursday.

Highs and lows temperatures on Nov.11. Photo from Knoxville’s most accurate forecast.

The colder-than-average pattern will linger into the weekends. The winter-like chill will continue to stick around through the will certainly feel like early winter. The temperature will near or below freezing temperatures for Saturday and Sunday morning. We will the cold night on Saturday with highs in the upper 40s to mid-50s.

 Knoxville, TN 4-Day Weather Forecast