This afternoon, there was a pretty potent thunderstorm that developed in Johnson County, Tennessee, and hung out for a long time over top of Washington County, Virginia, causing a lot of rain in and south of Abingdon. Most of the rest of us stayed dry, but if you were listening to Top Gun Radio on 870am, you could hear the evidence of a lot of lightning in the zaps in our signal! Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Monday.
The entire weekend will likely feature storms at many points during the day, but not everyone will get wet at the same time. Be advised, though, that what storms do pop up will definitely bring lots of rain and lightning.
Tonight, we’ll see storms likely die out after dark, but more potent storms might arrive overnight. Otherwise, we’ll have clouds and warm conditions as lows might not get below 60 for most of us by morning.
Saturday should be a cloudy day for the most part, but some bits of sunshine at times won’t be surprising. Look for a lot of scattered thunderstorms around the area during the day as well. Highs under the best of conditions should get up to around 78. If the storms pop up early enough, 70 might be an ambitious goal! Tomorrow night should be cloudy with more storms likely, and lows near 60.
Sunday looks like a little bit better day, as I can officially call it partly to mostly cloudy during the day. But once again, we’ll have scattered showers and storms, especially during the afternoon. Highs will get up to around 81 degrees.
By Monday, the front that’s causing all this mess is going to wobble just to our north, and that could give us a sunny day for the most part. The afternoon will feature a few showers and storms, though, but not as many as each weekend day. Look for a warm day Monday, with highs around 84.
The entire week next week looks a lot like summer, with chances of showers and thunderstorms mainly happening each afternoon. Tuesday might be the warmest day, with fewer storms and highs possibly as high as 88…which will obviously be our hottest day of 2013 if that happens.
Thanks for checking here for the forecast! Remember, if any warnings are issued for any storms, I’ll be here to tell you about it, and on Twitter. Check to the right for the Twitter feeds I’ll be manning over the weekend. These pop-up storms normally don’t get severe, but sometimes can cause heavy rain and lots of lightning, neither of which are severe storm criteria for warnings. That said, occasionally one will rise up and cause the National Weather Service to take notice, and if that happens I’ll tell you all the latest information. Have a great weekend!
Today has been a warm and somewhat humid day across the area, with one thunderstorm of note this afternoon so far over Ashe County, North Carolina, that has since gone away. We’ll have better chances of more storms coming up as we head toward the weekend. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather blog forecast for tonight through Sunday!
I can’t rule out another pop-up thunderstorm or two for the rest of the afternoon (I’m typing this early…at about 3:45pm) and into the evening hours. Once it gets dark, though, the storm activity will pretty much cease. Look for partly to mostly cloudy skies after that with lows around 55 degrees.
Friday looks like a partly to mostly cloudy day, and a nearly stationary front that is near the Ohio River will drift down our way, presenting a little better chance of a few widely scattered showers and storms tomorrow afternoon. I won’t say that we’ll all get wet or the day will be a washout, but there will be storms around all afternoon. Look for highs around 82. Some of the storms will linger into the evening hours, but as usual, will die out after dark. Lows should drop down to around 58 with mostly cloudy skies overnight.
Our best chance of more widespread rain comes in on Saturday as that front pushes down toward Knoxville. Look for a mostly cloudy day with showers and storms likely from late morning on. If there’s a washout opportunity, this might be it, but even then some of us may stay dry for a good part of the day. Look for Saturday afternoon highs to get up to around 80.
We’ll get the front to lift back to just north of the Tri-Cities on Sunday, so again look for partly to mostly cloudy skies, with some scattered storms possible during the day. Highs should get up to around 80 once again for Sunday afternoon.
It looks like the start of the work week looks about the same. We’ll see partly cloudy skies and chances of a few storms each day. Just like our June through August typical weather pattern, most everyone won’t see rain, but others might get rain each day. I’ll be watching the storms, and if there are any warnings you can get the latest here on the blog or on Twitter. Check the right side of the blog for my account and those of the stations where I work. I typically update them all at the same time in the event of severe weather warnings. I’m not sure there will be any, but if there are I’ll be all over it.
Thanks for checking here for the forecast, have a great Friday!
We are about to enter into a realm that most of us around here know as summer. No, the official beginning of that season doesn’t happen for over a month, but the forecast will read like it, starting tomorrow! Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through the weekend.
The usual forecast during summer around here is “partly sunny, pop-up storms in the afternoon.” That’s about what we’re going to get over the next few days. Tonight won’t be much like that, except for the warmth. Look for partly cloudy skies and highs around 53 degrees.
Tomorrow is when it all starts. There’s a slow moving front to our north that is going to drift our direction, and starting tomorrow may bring some showers and storms to us. By far, most of us will stay sunny, dry and warm, but don’t be surprised to hear thunder or get some rain. Look for highs around 81 degrees. After those storms die out in the evening hours, it should be partly cloudy tomorrow night, with lows around 54.
Friday should be partly to mostly sunny, with a few afternoon showers and thunderstorms possible. Look for highs around 82.
By Saturday, that front gets closer, so we’ll call that a partly cloudy day with a good chance of scattered showers and storms. Most of the storms will again happen during the afternoon. Look for highs near 80. Sunday will likely feature more of the same, partly sunny skies and scattered showers and storms. Highs will get up to the low 80′s.
Overall, Saturday is the best chance for rain, but none of the next four days will be a washout. There could be rain one minute and none just a couple minutes later, or less than a mile down the road! So keep that in mind as we go through the next few days. Like I said, it’s the summer type thunderstorms, especially for tomorrow and Friday.
Thanks for checking here for the forecast, have a great Thursday!
Today was a beautiful sunny day all over the region, and that looks like it will be the case again tomorrow as well, before our chances of rain go up for the last two days of this week. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Friday!
High pressure is helping us have this nice weather, and now that the center of that is east of us, we’ll see more warmth as well. Tonight will be mostly clear and not nearly as cold, as lows will only drop to around 52 degrees.
Wednesday will be another beautiful day, with sunshine and highs around 83. Look for a partly cloudy Wednesday night, and lows near 55.
On Thursday, we’ll start to see some more clouds in the area, and perhaps a chance of a shower or thunderstorm during the afternoon hours. Most of us will stay dry, with highs getting up to around 78.
As far as Friday is concerned, the forecast looks about the same. Look for partly cloudy skies, with a chance of an afternoon or evening shower or thunderstorm scattered around. Highs should get up to near 80 by Friday afternoon.
Our weather looks to say the same over the weekend, with partly to mostly sunny skies each day, a chance of a thunderstorm each day, and highs in the low 80′s for Saturday and Sunday.
Thanks for checking here for the forecast, have a great Wednesday!
High pressure is here, and it’ll bring us nice weather all the way through at least the first part of Thursday! Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Thursday afternoon!
Starting off tonight, we’ll have mostly clear skies across the area. That will make it a very chilly night, with patchy frost possible. If you have plants that are sensitive to the cold, make sure to take care of them for at least one more night. Look for lows tonight to drop down to around 37 degrees.
Tuesday begins a big warm-up! We’ll have a mostly sunny day with highs getting up to around 74 degrees. It’ll be partly cloudy tomorrow night, with lows dropping to 52.
Our warmest day of the week looks to be Wednesday. We’ll have mostly sunny skies all day long, and highs getting up to around 84 degrees.
By Thursday, a cold front will be approaching, and that means a chance of a few scattered afternoon showers and storms. Overall, it should be a partly cloudy day. Highs will get up to around 78 degrees.
Thanks for checking here for the forecast, have a great Tuesday!