November 20, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

November 20, 2017 Leave a comment

As we enter Thanksgiving week, the weather isn’t frightful just yet. It is a little cooler than our late November average, and we’ll hover near that mark through the rest of the week. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast through Friday!

There’s not a whole lot going on weather wise this week, except for a cold front that will move through early Wednesday. Other than a small temperature drop and a wind shift, that’s all we’ll get as most of the rain stays away. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy. Low 28.
  • Tuesday-A partly to mostly sunny day. High 59.
  • Tuesday night-Partly cloudy. Low 37.
  • Wednesday-Partly cloudy to mostly sunny. High 53.
  • Thursday-Mostly sunny. High 54.
  • Friday-Mostly sunny. High 59.

High pressure will be around through tomorrow, the front moves through tomorrow night, then high pressure returns after that until another cold front arrives this weekend. There’s going to be little moisture with the front tomorrow night, so we should stay dry for a while.

That said, when stuff does start falling from the sky, did you know you can tell meteorologists what’s hitting the ground? Our radars shoot upward thanks to the Earth’s curvature, so here in our area the radar beam is over 6,000 feet off the ground or more.

So, an app has been developed that allows people to report what is going on at ground level, whether it be rain, snow, sleet, graupel (it’s hard to tell the difference between the last two sometimes!), or even severe weather. The app is called mPING, which stands for the Meteorological Phenomena Identification Near the Ground. I use it a lot!

It’ll find where you are, and within a few taps you can report what’s happening and send that information to the National Severe Storms Laboratory and the University of Oklahoma for study on how to make the radars better. So check out the NSSL mPing page for more info, or just search mPing on your app store. It helps a lot in winter weather situations, or at any point when rain is falling below where the radar can see it! Just…be honest about what you’re reporting!

Which means you won’t use it any time for the next four days, except maybe late tomorrow night or early Wednesday morning. Go ahead and get to installing, if you’re so inclined. Have a great Tuesday!

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November 17, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

November 17, 2017 Leave a comment

Sunshine has filled the area so far today, but that’s changing for most of the weekend, with some snow flurries possible by Sunday morning. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast through Tuesday!

It’s comfortable outside right now, with temperatures in the low 60’s across East Tennessee, and just a few below that in southwest Virginia. Temperatures will be a tick warmer tomorrow, then much cooler for Sunday. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Increasing clouds. Low 38.
  • Saturday-Cloudy and windy, a small chance of afternoon rain or storms. High 64.
  • Saturday night-Rain and storms likely. Low 42.
  • Sunday-Cloudy with morning snow flurries or snow showers. High 45 around midnight.
  • Monday-Mostly sunny. High 48.
  • Tuesday-Partly to mostly sunny. High 55.

First things first, tomorrow may be mostly dry during the day, with rain staying away mainly until after dark. Storms are possible tomorrow night as the front moves through, so be aware of that, especially after the kids/pets are asleep.

By the time we’re all heading to church Sunday morning, everything will have changed. Look for snow flurries in the Tri-Cities and snow showers in the mountains early in the day, and the whole day looks cloudy and chilly. The Sunday maximum temperature of 45 will likely happen before sunrise, and we’ll be in the 30’s most of the day.

We’re going to bounce back toward 50 on Monday, then over that on Tuesday with two dry days. A new cold front makes its way in here Wednesday, but should be gone by Thanksgiving. As of now, Thanksgiving looks a lot like Monday…no snow! I’ll keep an eye on that.

My next forecast will be online Sunday evening as I look at that Thanksgiving week forecast. Have a fantastic weekend!

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November 14, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

November 14, 2017 Leave a comment

The chilly weather of late fall has settled in, and more do my arms feel it! Temperatures will be cool, but should stay about the same for afternoon highs in the coming days, with lows getting warmer starting tomorrow night. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast through Saturday!

We have two cold fronts that will make their way through here by Saturday. Thankfully, the first one won’t bring much of a temperature drop. The other one might bring us flurries on Sunday. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Clear skies, some (freezing?) fog in the morning. Low 30.
  • Wednesday-Partly to mostly sunny. High 57.
  • Wednesday night-Cloudy with scattered showers possible. Low 39.
  • Thursday-Cloudy with some morning rain showers. High 58.
  • Friday-Partly cloudy. High 58.
  • Saturday-Cloudy with rain likely, especially in the afternoon. High 57.

The first cold front arrives Thursday morning, so Wednesday night through early Thursday might see a few rain showers from time to time. The better moisture to bring rain is north of the Tri-Cities tomorrow night, though.

From there, we’ll clear out for the latter part of Thursday, with a dry day coming up Friday. Front number 2 comes through Saturday, rendering the start to the weekend chilly and rainy. That front added to high pressure behind it brings us cold weather with snow flurries for most of us on Sunday.

It is about time to get out the cold weather gear, so you’ve got a few days to do that before the cold front on Saturday brings the cold Sunday. We might not hit 40 degrees on the last day of this coming weekend, so going out will require a lot of layers for sure.

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

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November 12, 2017 Weekly Forecast

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I know it’s late, but a forecast is needed before we get to Monday! Hopefully some of you get this when you wake up in the morning. Regardless, here’s what the weather looks like for the coming days, outlook first:

  • Monday-A few rain showers early, becoming partly cloudy late. High 53.
  • Monday night-Partly cloudy and cold. Lows near 30.
  • Tuesday-Mostly sunny. High 55.
  • Wednesday-Increasing clouds, with a small chance of rain late. High 58.
  • Thursday-Partly cloudy. High 57.

I’ll have a full forecast for the remainder of the week sometime tomorrow afternoon. Looks right now like temperatures will be a touch below normal for much of the week, though. Have a great Monday!

Categories: Weekly Forecast

November 10, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

November 10, 2017 Leave a comment

The weather has turned chilly today, as we’ve struggled to hit 50 degrees by mid-afternoon. Cold weather comes in tonight and tomorrow night. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Tuesday!

Precipitation will be minimal through the course of the next four days, with none likely until Sunday night and Monday. From there, we’ll warm up a bit with rain chances going up midweek. Here’s the four-day outlook:

  • Tonight-Clear and cold. Low 24.
  • Saturday-Mostly sunny. High 54.
  • Saturday night-Clear and cold. Low 29.
  • Sunday-Partly cloudy. High 54.
  • Monday-Cloudy with a few rain showers. High 55.
  • Tuesday-Decreasing clouds. High 58.

High pressure dominates the weather over much of the eastern part of the country through the weekend, bringing cold temperatures to many of us. We’ll dip below 30 tonight for sure, and most likely tomorrow night as well.

The sun stays out the rest of this afternoon, then again tomorrow and most of Sunday. A cold front approaches late, with clouds moving in and the possibility of rain showers Sunday evening through Monday.

That front moves out quickly, and it looks right now like Tuesday and most of Wednesday will be dry. After that, rain chances go up for Wednesday night and Thursday.

I’ll have updates on next week’s forecast on Sunday evening. Make sure you listen to Top Gun Radio tonight for the Sullivan County Football Game of the Week as Sullivan North plays Rockwood in the second round of the TSSAA playoffs. We’ll start broadcasting at 6:40 tonight on 96.3 FM and TopGunRadio.com, with kickoff happening at 7pm.

Have a great weekend!

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