June 16, 2021 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

The sunshine and little white puffy clouds have been quite enjoyable today. We have a couple days of that coming up before those clouds get bigger and darker and meaner. Sadly, that looks to be just in time for Father’s Day. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through the weekend!

Here’s the outlook to get us started:

  • Tonight-Mostly clear, lows near 50.
  • Thursday-Mostly sunny, high 82.
  • Thursday night-Mostly clear, low 54.
  • Friday-Mostly sunny. High 87.
  • Saturday-Partly to mostly sunny, with a small chance of a shower or thunderstorm. High 88.
  • Sunday-Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 83.

High pressure keeps things nice and dry tomorrow, then shifts east of us by Friday. That will bring warmer air in and things will get more humid as well. In other words, this will start feeling more like summer around here!

The closer we get to Saturday, the more likely it is that we won’t see rain. For now, I’m leaving a small chance in there. The best chance of rain comes Sunday as a cold front approaches. Father’s Day looks like a rainy one for now. I’ll keep you informed on that in the coming days.

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

June 16, 2021 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

The weather is fantastic this week, as much as last week was rainy! We’re going to get through Friday with dry weather before things change a bit for Father’s day weekend. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Sunday!

We’re going all the way through the weekend on this one, a bit farther than I’d normally do on a Tuesday forecast. That’s mainly because there’s not much interesting happening over the next few days. Here’s the outlook to prove it:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy. Low 55.
  • Wednesday-Mostly sunny. High 80.
  • Wednesday night-Mostly clear, lows near 50.
  • Thursday-Mostly sunny, highs near 80.
  • Friday-Sunny and more humid. High 87.
  • Saturday-Mostly sunny, a small chance of rain or a thunderstorm in the afternoon. High 87.
  • Sunday-Partly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. High 84.

A very weak cold front moves through in the morning, which is the reason for us staying near 80 temperature wise for highs both tomorrow and Thursday. That front will reinforce some drier air at least, but that’s its only accomplishment before it stalls out on the Gulf Coast this weekend.

So, expect sunshine and highs near 80 the next two afternoons, with lows in the mid 50s tonight and close to the 50 mark for early Thursday morning. We’ll warm up on Friday to a more summer-like day, as highs pop into the upper 80s. By Saturday, a cold front moves closer to us, bringing in new rain chances. There is a smaller chance of rain Saturday than Sunday. It looks right now like the most rain we’ll see in this forecast will be on Father’s Day.

There’s a lot of time before we get there, and even then there might not be a washout on Sunday. Keep checking back here, and I’ll keep you informed on that all week long. Have a great Wednesday!

June 14, 2021 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

It’s been a beautiful Monday! The good news is, we’re headed for a full week of beautiful sunshine, cooler and less humid temperatures through at least Thursday. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast through Friday!

A cold front moves through tomorrow, and that will drop our humidity and give us a fantastic chance at four days worth of dry weather! So with that being the case, let’s get to the outlook:

  • Tonight-Mostly clear, low 60.
  • Tuesday-Mostly sunny, high 80.
  • Tuesday night-mostly clear, low 57.
  • Wednesday-Mostly sunny, high 80.
  • Thursday-Mostly sunny, high 82.
  • Friday-Mostly sunny, high 87.

High pressure comes in behind the front, limiting the rain chances in the coming days. That also gives us cooler temperatures, a bit below average for this time of year! I think Friday might include a small chance of a pop-up shower or storm in the afternoon, but I’ll know better about that as we get closer to it.

The best chances of rain over the next seven days, unfortunately, look to be right at the end, on Father’s Day weekend. I’ll keep you informed on that as well.

Hope you get a chance to enjoy this great weather. Have a super Tuesday! 🙂

June 13, 2021 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

The sun shines on a beautiful Sunday afternoon as this weather blog is written. There is hope for summer weather starting up in the coming days, but also, weather just a touch cooler. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Thursday!

The heat is coming for Monday, but just as that happens, a cold front parade might bring some cooler weather toward the middle of the week. Here’s the outlook for more:

  • Tonight-Mostly cloudy, some patchy fog. Low 66.
  • Monday-Mostly sunny, a small chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm. High 88.
  • Monday night-Mostly clear. Low 63.
  • Tuesday-Mostly sunny, a small chance of a pop-up shower or thunderstorm. High 82.
  • Wednesday-Mostly sunny, highs near 80.
  • Thursday-Mostly sunny. High 82.

There’s nothing organized in the next few days on the forecast, which is good news! Two weak cold fronts are scheduled to move through by Tuesday, which won’t bring us much rainfall. Should they actually get through our area, they will bring cooler and drier conditions for much of the rest of the week.

Keep in mind, however, that as we get farther and farther into summer, invasions of cooler air through these cold fronts show up on the computers but become less and less effective even if they get through here at all. They’ve been known to stop near here and cause inclement weather for days at a time, or just wash out shortly after they’ve gone through, leaving us with the same hot and humid weather we started with.

But for now, look for actual cooler weather in the coming days. That should also mean less humid weather, so we can maybe not even have the afternoon pop-up storms to deal with starting Wednesday. I’ll have more details as we get closer to it, so check back here this week for the latest forecast!

June 11, 2021 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

It’s been a cloudy and rainy day, with thunderstorms being the main feature this afternoon as I sit in central Sullivan County near the airport. We’ve just had a big flash of lightning and roar of thunder, as a storm is headed this way from the northwest. It’s one of the things I love watching for, but I’m glad I’m not in it! This weekend will feature more rounds of rain, but not as much as today. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through the weekend!

First things first, most of us are in a Flash Flood Watch until midnight tonight. That’s because different batches of rain that can be heavy can also move across areas that have already seen heavy rain. So if you’ve seen a lot of rain today and you know of places that flood easily, that may be an issue tonight. We do have off-and-on rain chances this weekend. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low 68.
  • Saturday-Mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and storms. High 83.
  • Saturday night-Partly cloudy, a small chance of rain, low 64.
  • Sunday-Partly cloudy with scattered afternoon showers and storms. High 87.
  • Monday-Mostly sunny. High 87.
  • Tuesday-Mostly sunny, maybe an afternoon shower or thunderstorm. High 84.

One cold front moves through Saturday morning, then another one comes through Sunday afternoon. As we get close to each of those, chances of rain go up. It won’t be like we saw today, with an almost completely overcast day and lots of scattered showers. Today is the high point of that, and things start ramping down somewhat tomorrow.

That being said, keep an eye out for storms if you’re out this weekend. It only takes one to mess up plans, or one bolt of lightning to cause serious problems. Be careful if you hear thunder, and get indoors quickly!

After the second front (it’s hard to call it a cold front since there’s not much cold about it for us) moves through, things at least get less humid. That leads the Monday forecast to not include the words “showers and thunderstorms” for the first time in a while!

Then, we get to Tuesday, when the summer pattern sets up. It’ll include a lot of sunshine early, puffy cumulus clouds in the afternoon, and a select few of those graduate into those pop-up showers and storms we get a lot of the time around here in summer. So that trend’s beginning in a few days!

But it’s a lot less rain on a daily basis for the majority of us than we got today, which is good news. Thanks for checking here for the forecast, have a great weekend!