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!

June 10, 2021 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

Rain and thunderstorms are often hit and miss this time of year. Sometimes you get rain and it cools you off, sometimes not. Today was mostly a “not” kind of day, but things look quite a bit different for Friday. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through the weekend!

We have two cold fronts headed our way, neither of which will make anything actually colder, just cooler. One moves through from the northeast on Saturday morning, then we get another one that is slated to move through on Sunday. The second one is what should finally drop our rain chances at least for a day early next week. Here’s the outlook through Monday:

  • Tonight-Cloudy skies, some scattered showers. Low 68.
  • Friday-Partly to mostly cloudy, showers and thunderstorms likely. High 82.
  • Friday night-Rain and thunderstorms are likely. Low 68.
  • Saturday-Partly cloudy with afternoon showers and storms developing. High 84.
  • Sunday-Mostly sunny, with a few afternoon showers and storms. High 85.
  • Monday-Mostly sunny. High 84.

Tomorrow is the red-letter day of the forecast. Different sets of showers and storms may move over the same areas consecutively, which could set up flooding risks. We don’t know exactly where that will happen, so be on the alert all day Friday. Remember to not go through waters that are flooded…you never know if there’s actually a road there, or if the water will sweep your car away and trap you!

Showers are in the forecast with possible thunderstorms until the cold front moves through Sunday. Then we start to dry out come Monday. In fact, it looks like a few days into next week could feature a good supply of sunshine each day, with temperatures getting warmer in the process.

I’ll have more on next week’s forecast in the coming days, and definitely by Sunday. Have a great Friday! đŸ™‚

June 9, 2021 #TriCitiesWx forecast

The forecast has been kind of like a broken record here lately. And a lot like summer, but with better chances of rain than normal for summer. The pattern will break, but it’s going to take a few days. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Saturday!

Scattered showers and storms are moving through the area, and that’s a story that will repeat itself in the coming days into the weekend. It just won’t repeat itself with the same rain in the same places, of course. Just be prepared for the rain to happen each day, whether it did the previous day or not. Here’s the outlook for the next few days:

  • Tonight-Mostly cloudy, some scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low 67.
  • Thursday-Mostly cloudy, afternoon showers and thunderstorms developing. High 83.
  • Thursday night-Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low 68.
  • Friday-Cloudy, showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs near 80.
  • Saturday-Partly cloudy with some scattered showers and storms. High 84.

Severe weather is not expected with any of the storms in the coming days, but gusty winds and heavy rain are possible at times, pretty much any time through Saturday. The best chances of the rain and storms are in the afternoon and evening, though.

That’s it from here for tonight. Please keep an eye out for storms in the coming days, as anything with thunder has lightning as well. Get indoors for a while until the storms pass. Have a great Thursday!

June 7, 2021 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

We’ve had unsettled weather around our area today, and that’s not going to change soon. We have off-and-on showers and thunderstorms in the forecast every day the rest of the week. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Friday!

There was some wind damage in southwest Virginia with the storms that went through today, which is not surprising even at this time of year. There’s an outside chance of that all the way through Friday. Here’s the outlook for details:

  • Tonight-Mostly cloudy, a few showers and storms this evening. Low 65.
  • Tuesday-Partly cloudy. Scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. High 85.
  • Tuesday night-Mostly cloudy, some scattered showers and storms. Low 65.
  • Wednesday-Partly cloudy with some scattered showers and storms. High 85.
  • Thursday-Partly cloudy with some scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 83.
  • Friday-Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 83.

Clearly, we’re going to see rain in the coming days. It won’t be happening all day, though. We should have breaks in the rain each day, but when we get rain and thunderstorms, damaging winds are possible, along with lightning and very heavy rain. It looks like this will be our pattern at least into the weekend at this point.

Thanks for checking into the forecast. Have a great Tuesday!

June 4, 2021 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

There are baseball games, soccer matches, car shows and all sorts of things happening this weekend! The best weather is likely on Saturday, as it looks like we have a better chance of showers and storms to finish this weekend off. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Monday!

The sky is partly cloudy in Blountville, with a lot of sunshine coming in this afternoon. We’ll see a fantastic day tomorrow, then things change on Sunday. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Mostly clear. Low 58.
  • Saturday-Mostly sunny. High 84.
  • Saturday night-Partly cloudy. Low 62.
  • Sunday-Mostly sunny, some scattered showers and storms develop late. High 87.
  • Monday-Partly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms. High 84.

If you’re going to see the Otters play soccer, the State Liners play baseball, or any of other local sports offerings tonight and tomorrow night, the weather looks fine! It’s definitely worth it to get out and enjoy it, if the day hasn’t been completely tiring. Even if it has, it’s fine weather to just sit out on the porch!

We get more clouds and scattered showers and thunderstorms on Sunday afternoon, after a sunny start. Monday should be about the same, with off and on showers and storms during the day. Sunday should have enough dry weather to see temperatures in the upper 80s. Monday will be a few degrees cooler thanks to all the clouds.

That’s the story for the weekend…get out and enjoy it, even if there’s rain it won’t be around all day either Sunday or Monday. Have a fantastic weekend!