June 25, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

June 25, 2017 Leave a comment

It’s been a fun week for me, being out on vacation since last Saturday! I’ve returned, though, just in time for cooler weather! Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog weekly forecast!

I had fun being away for a week, but I’m also glad to be back! I’ll have a full discussion on the weather tomorrow, but essentially what we’re seeing is an area of high pressure that will move over our area toward the middle of the week that will block any cold fronts from getting here until the weekend, if not later. That provides us with nice weather, but we get warmer late in the week. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Fair skies. Low 52.
  • Monday-Mostly sunny. High 78.
  • Monday night-Partly cloudy. Low 54.
  • Tuesday-Partly to mostly sunny with a slight chance of rain or a thunderstorm. High 78.
  • Wednesday-Mostly sunny. High 81.
  • Thursday-Mostly sunny. High 86.
  • Friday-Partly cloudy with a few afternoon showers and thunderstorms. High 87.

A weak cold front will move through on Tuesday, and provide a small chance of showers and storms. A lot of that small chance of rain is reserved for the mountains, which will force air up and make storms more likely.

High pressure crosses past us Wednesday and sets up shop just southeast of here for the rest of the week. Rain chances Friday are a combination of the usual summertime pop-up showers and storms and a cold front starting to get close to us by then.

It looks right now that we might have better chances of rain for the weekend, but I’ll have a closer look at that later in the week.

Thanks for checking here for the forecast today, have a great week!

Categories: Daily Forecast

June 16, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

June 16, 2017 Leave a comment

Vacation time is near! I’m headed for a week off after today, so I’ll get you through Wednesday with this Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast. Here we go!

It’s the middle of the afternoon as this blog is being written, and most of the rain and storms today are focused in the mountains east of I-81. There is also a storm or two in Tazewell County, Virginia, near Richlands. More storms should pop-up during the course of the rest of the afternoon.

Where there’s been rain, temperatures are cooler, in the 70’s in spots. A lot of clouds were around early today, so Tri-Cities locations are just getting to the 80’s at this point. We get some good rain chances for all of us late this weekend and a cooler forecast for part of next week as well. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy with some evening showers or storms. Low 65.
  • Saturday-Partly cloudy, with a few showers or storms in the mountains for the most part. High 87.
  • Saturday night-A few evening showers, becoming partly cloudy. Low 65.
  • Sunday-Partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered afternoon showers and storms. High 87.
  • Monday-Rain and thunderstorms likely, some strong to severe. High 80.
  • Tuesday-Partly to mostly sunny with a couple rain showers early. High 84.
  • Wednesday-Mostly sunny. High 86.

We have a cold front that will move through our area late this weekend, which will be the focus of our weather late Sunday and most of Monday. Between now and then we’ll see the usual heat of the day showers and storms popping up for the rest of this afternoon and for most of Saturday.

More organized showers and storms arrive late Sunday through Monday thanks to a cold front that will move through here early next week. So expect storms to start Sunday night. Strong to severe storms are possible until the cold front finally does get through here Monday afternoon.

Behind that front, we’ll get a little cooler, but the bigger change is less humidity. This time of year, cold fronts that do make it through here change the water content of the air (something big if you’re into drag racing, which is in Bristol this weekend!) more than the temperature of it. Monday will be the coolest day, where we may be lucky to hit 80. After that, we’ll be back into the 80’s for highs Tuesday and Wednesday.

Thanks for checking here for the forecast! I’m off on vacation from this evening through next Saturday, so keep tuned to Top Gun Radio (870 AM, 100.7 FM, 96.3 FM) and Love FM (1090 and 1230 AM, 97.3 FM, 100.3 FM and 103.3 FM) for updates as our on-air folks on each station will bring any warnings to you should they come up. Have a great week, everyone!

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June 15, 2016 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

June 15, 2017 Leave a comment

There are storms all around Bristol, Kingsport, and Johnson City right now, but not much is happening just before 5 PM in the literal Tri-Cities. There are many storms all around, as heat of the day activity is rolling. It all looks similar for the next four days in today’s Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast!

If you like cool temperatures, head for places that just saw storms. Western North Carolina starts off the list in the mid 70’s as storms have moved through. Scattered areas where official measurements are made vary from the mid to upper 80’s in dry areas to low 80’s and some upper 70’s where rain has been today.

The locations of cooler temperatures and storms will likely change day-to-day, but the forecast remains the same for a while. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Partly to mostly cloudy with some evening showers and storms. Patchy morning fog in spots. Low 64.
  • Friday-Partly cloudy with scattered afternoon showers and storms. High 87.
  • Friday night-A few evening rain showers or thunderstorms, otherwise partly cloudy. Low 63.
  • Saturday-Partly to mostly sunny with a slight chance of rain. High 88.
  • Sunday-Increasing clouds, showers and storms likely. High 87.
  • Monday-Rain and thunderstorms likely. High 83.

The randomness (to some degree) of these afternoon storms will likely continue through Saturday, with smaller chances of rain starting off the weekend. On Saturday, more storms are possible in the mountains, and less in the valleys.

By Sunday, a cold front approaches, basically bringing a change in moisture. It won’t get through here until Monday, so the rising air the front supplies will bring a good chance of organized showers and storms on Sunday, and definitely on Monday until the front moves through. Monday could be the coolest day we’ve seen in a week or so, with that 83 maybe a little wishful thinking on my part!

Thanks for checking here for the forecast, have a great Friday!

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June 14, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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It’s very warm and humid this summer, like they are most of the time. Afternoon showers and storms are possible as well, like they are most of the time. So we’ll continue with that scenario with varying chances of rain the next four days. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Sunday!

There is a wide range of temperatures this afternoon, as some spots have seen rain and others haven’t. Cool spot is where the mountain storms are in western North Carolina near 70, while other spots not far away are close to 80. Our warm spot this afternoon is Abingdon at 87 degrees, while storms are keeping Knoxville area folks cooler. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-A few evening showers or storms, then partly cloudy. Low 65.
  • Thursday-Partly cloudy early, with showers and storms developing late. High 88.
  • Thursday night-Partly cloudy with a few showers and storms mainly in the evening. Low 67.
  • Friday-Partly cloudy with some scattered showers and storms. High 88.
  • Saturday-Partly to mostly sunny, with a small chance of rain or a thunderstorm late. High 89.
  • Sunday-Increasing clouds, with scattered showers and storms in the afternoon. High 88.

We’ve had a cold front aimed our direction for a while, and it’s going to get into Kentucky and Tennessee eventually. Not until, Sunday, actually. That will keep us in our current warm and humid air mass with those afternoon pop-up storms.

Even after that cold front moves through on Monday, we’ll only see a shift in the humidity. Even that will be temporary for next week.

So, for the next few days, substantial parts of each day may well be dry, then we’ll see storms develop in the afternoon. Some of these storms could stay over the same place for a while, so local flooding might be an issue. The storms will die off once the sun goes down for the most part each evening.

It’s our typical summer weather, and we’re still in late spring for another week! Summer starts next Wednesday, and we’re already off to the warm season conditions. Keep an eye on the sky in the afternoons for storms, if you’re outdoors. Have a great Thursday!

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June 13, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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As much as people like to talk about the weather changing a lot, sometimes things just stay the same. Our weather in summer is one of those things where year after year, the forecast sounds like a broken record. With today’s forecast comes a lot of clouds and showers and storms, but it won’t rain all the time. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast through the weekend!

Clouds and scattered storms have cooled off parts of the area, but some of us are up into the 80’s this afternoon. Down in Knoxville, storms are just now starting, so they’re approaching 90 down that way. Our usual off-and-on shower and thunderstorm chances continue through the next five days. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-A few evening showers/storms, then partly cloudy. Low 67.
  • Wednesday-Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered afternoon showers/storms. High 87.
  • Wednesday night-Cloudy with evening showers/storms. Low 67.
  • Thursday-Partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered afternoon showers and storms. High 88.
  • Friday-Partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered afternoon showers and storms. High 87.
  • Saturday-Partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered afternoon showers and storms. High 88.
  • Sunday-Partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered afternoon showers and storms. High 87.

Here’s a hint about the last four lines. Other than the 7 or 8 at the end of the day’s high temperature, it’s all copied and pasted. We will see a cold front approach by Sunday, and that will bring better chances of rain and storms more than the normal afternoon pop-up variety.

Other than that, just keep an eye out for storms while you’re outside. Big white puffy cumulus clouds will start developing late morning–if not earlier–and they’ll continue to grow into cumulonimbus clouds, although short lived ones. Then, we’ll get rain, wind, thunder and lightning for a while until the storm dies out. While two miles away, you may hear the thunder and see lightning, but won’t get rain. It’s typical summer weather, that typically ends when the sun goes down and stops providing fuel for the storms to grow.

Again, by Sunday afternoon or evening and into Monday we have better chances of widespread rain. Whether that cold front gets all the way through here remains to be seen, another thing I’ll say again and again through August, most likely.

Stay safe if you’re around storms in the coming days. Get indoors if you hear thunder, and wait 30 minutes after the last time you hear it to venture back outside to enjoy the rest of the day.

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