January 12, 2020 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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It’s been an interesting weekend weather wise, with a tornado and record breaking warmth highlighting the first half of it. Thankfully, the second half has been much calmer! Welcome to this week’s Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast!

There’s a lot to talk about, so let’s go to the week’s outlook first.

  • Monday-Partly cloudy. High 63.
  • Monday night-Increasing clouds, some showers after midnight. Low 50.
  • Tuesday-Cloudy with scattered showers, maybe a thunderstorm. High 62.
  • Wednesday-A few showers and storms, otherwise a cloudy day. High 64.
  • Thursday-Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs near 60.
  • Friday-Cloudy with scattered showers. High 58.

On Saturday, three things happened that are quite noteworthy. First, we reached a record high for the day, of 76 degrees. That smashed our previous record of 69 degrees from 2018. Then, we broke our record high minimum temperature for the day, the highest the coolest point in the day was on that day in history. The previous record was 48 degrees in 1972. The coolest temperature we saw on Saturday? 58!

The third thing that happened was the tornado! There were tornadoes in other places on Saturday, but the closest was in Hancock County. The National Weather Service went out today to survey the damage, the only way to determine strength of a tornado…or if one even happened. And behold, a weak tornado happened near Tazewell. It caused a bit of damage, but thankfully no one was injured.

Meanwhile, the severe storms here brought 50-60 mile per hour wind gusts at times throughout our area, and knocked down some trees and power lines, and a few signs as well. There was some pretty significant damage in spots.

As far as the forecast goes, severe weather isn’t expected for the next five days. Thunderstorms are possible Tuesday and Wednesday as a cold front moves through, so that will bear watching during that part of the week. Monday and Thursday should be dry, with more rain possible late in the week.

Thanks for checking here for the forecast. Have a great week!

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January 5, 2020 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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The sun is out on this early Sunday afternoon! That won’t change much tomorrow, but Monday night could get interesting before a rainy Tuesday arrives. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Friday!

Keeping this blog on the short side, here’s the outlook for the week:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy. Low 28.
  • Monday-Partly to mostly sunny. Highs near 50.
  • Monday night-Mostly cloudy, some rain and snow. Low 33.
  • Tuesday-Clouds and scattered showers. High 48.
  • Wednesday-Partly cloudy. Highs near 50.
  • Thursday-Partly cloudy. High 55.
  • Friday-Cloudy with afternoon rain showers. High 65.

Today and tomorrow should stay dry and pleasant, then a cold front brings in rain Monday night and Tuesday. After that, we’ll have dry weather through Thursday.

By Friday, though, a cold front will approach, but it’ll take a while for the rain to get here. It could even be Friday night before the rain moves in. Once rain arrives, it’ll likely take a while for the rain to get out of here.

I’ll have updates on all that throughout the week, so stay tuned! You can hear me on WETB 790 AM these days, as well as the usual lineup of stations; WHCB 91.5 FM, 96.3 The Possum (also on 100.7 FM and 870 AM), and 97.3 Love FM (also on 1090 AM and 1230 AM, and 103.3 FM).

Forecasts are always on-air at least once an hour, so give one of these stations a listen to find out the latest. You can also listen online at the links to the right. Have a great week!

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December 30, 2019 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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Our warm weather trend is ending, but not for long! After a couple days of near average temperatures, we’ll warm back up as we head toward the first weekend of 2020. Welcome to the final Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast of 2019!

There were clouds and rain and wind early today, and as we reach evening we’re stuck with just wind. Even that will start calming down soon, and we’ll have dry weather to finish 2019 and start 2020. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy. Low 34.
  • Tuesday-Partly cloudy. High 45.
  • Tuesday night-Partly cloudy. Low near 30, mid to upper 30s near midnight.
  • New Year’s Day-Partly to mostly cloudy. High 47.
  • Wednesday night-Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30’s.
  • Thursday-Cloudy with afternoon rain developing. Highs near 50.
  • Friday-Clouds and rain likely. High 63.

We broke a record yesterday, with a high of 74 on a late December Sunday afternoon! Those temperatures are gone now, after a cold front that has finally moved through. Behind that front, we’re now getting colder weather. Our averages are 45 for the afternoon high and 25 for the morning low, and that front will bring us to near that area for the next couple days.

Expect clouds to increase late on Wednesday into Wednesday night and Thursday. A system in the Gulf of Mexico will bring us rain starting late Thursday afternoon. That rain will continue off and on all the way through Friday, and potentially into the weekend.

However, it won’t rain all the time from Thursday afternoon through Friday. There will be breaks, and thanks to those, temperatures will warm up. After a 50 degree afternoon Thursday, Friday looks to top out in the low 60’s at least to finish out the week.

Thanks for reading the weather blog in 2019! I’ve had a lot of distractions this year, but now that things are calming down, watch for much more on the Tri-Cities Weather Blog in 2020. Happy New Year!

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December 27, 2019 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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Our weather has been warmer than average for the past few days, but more typical late December weather is coming as we finish off 2019. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Tuesday!

It’s a cloudy Friday afternoon as we start to think about the last weekend of the old year and look ahead to 2020. We’ll see a bit more rainfall between now and the end of 2019, a year that has seen quite a bit of precipitation. Here’s the forecast to finish off 2019!

  • Tonight-Mostly cloudy with lows near 40.
  • Saturday-Partly cloudy. High 67.
  • Saturday night-Mostly cloudy with a small chance of rain. Low 48.
  • Sunday-Mostly cloudy with a few rain showers. High 68. More rain is likely Sunday night.
  • Monday-Morning rain showers, followed by a partly cloudy afternoon. Morning highs near 60, with temperatures in the afternoon in the mid 50s.
  • Tuesday-Partly cloudy and cooler. High 48.

Our typical high temperature this time of year is 46 degrees, with a low of 26. As you can see from the outlook above, we’ll have lows pretty near our average high territory in the coming days.

As we go into the weekend, a cold front will be close enough to bring us a chance of a little rain. Most of us should have dry weather Saturday and Saturday night. Computers right now show rain holding off–barely–until Sunday night, but I’ll include a chance of rain during the day to be on the safe side.

Our best chances of rain, though are definitely Sunday night and early Monday. Once the cold front moves through, the rain will go with it. Monday will start around 60 degrees near midnight, but will drop thanks to that cold front into the 50’s by the afternoon. Tuesday will be back to what is normal for the final day of December, with highs in the upper 40’s during a sunny day.

Thanks for checking here for the forecast! It’s been a crazy year in 2019, but expect more forecasts to be posted here in 2020. Have a wonderful weekend!

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October 31, 2019 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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Well, we can hit the reset button on the “days since a tornado warning” category. Some of the storms on the leading edge of the rain were pretty rough, but it’s been a quiet, cool, rainy day after that. Cool weather continues through the weekend. Here’s the outlook to start November!

  • Tonight-Evening showers, then mostly cloudy. Morning frost. Low 30.
  • Friday-Decreasing clouds. Highs near 50.
  • Friday night-Partly cloudy to mostly clear. Low 32.
  • Saturday-Mostly sunny. High 54.
  • Sunday-Mostly sunny. High 55.

There have been some trees knocked down by the wind across the area, and I’ve heard of scattered power outages. I’m fairly sure that most of that was straight line winds, and not anything tornadic. But if the National Weather Service folks in Morristown hear of any major damage from Hancock County through Lee County, they’ll sure give it a look from where that one storm was tornado warned earlier.

Things are much calmer now. Rain is going to continue for some time this evening, but will eventually stop since the cold front has moved through. Look for much colder weather by morning as some locations might dip below 30 tonight.

From there, we’ll have high pressure around on Saturday. Look for sunshine with temperatures getting up to the low to mid 50’s. A weak cold front will move through on Saturday, but it shouldn’t bring anything more than an extra cloud or two.

That front will make Sunday slightly cooler, but still feature sunshine. We’ll stay in the low 50’s during the afternoon. Temperatures will slowly warm toward average for this time of year (low to mid 60s) as we go through next week.

Thanks for checking here for the forecast! Make sure you set your clocks this weekend for the end of Daylight Saving Time! If you do it Saturday night before bedtime, all should be well Sunday morning. Have a great weekend!

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