July 22, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

July 22, 2018 Leave a comment

Late July is not the normal time for a big storm system to move through like we saw Friday night. We’ve kept clouds around for a lot of the weekend, too, especially today. Cold fronts will continue to move through and keep rain chances up for a lot of this week. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for this week!

Off to the outlook we go, but first I must tell you as I usually do. Rain chances are high, but it won’t “rain all day” any day this week. Scattered storms tend to do things that way. It’s typically in the winter when we get the big mass of rain that gives us consistent rain. That won’t happen this week, but it might feel like it!

  • Tonight-Cloudy with scattered showers. Low 66.
  • Monday-Partly cloudy with mainly afternoon showers and storms. High 82.
  • Monday night-Cloudy with a few showers and storms. Low 67.
  • Tuesday-Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 84.
  • Wednesday-Showers and thunderstorms likely. High 82.
  • Thursday-Partly cloudy with a few storms possible. High 85.
  • Friday-Partly to mostly sunny, only a slight chance of rain. High 87.

Low pressure hangs out to our northwest for a while this week, and that’s going to keep our weather rather unsettled. So be prepared for rain and storms at pretty much any time of the day. As usual, though, better chances of rain and storms will be in the afternoon and evening hours each day.

Our official high today at the airport was 77 degrees, thanks to all the clouds we’ve seen today. That’s about 10 degrees below average, too. We’ll stay in that ballpark, maybe getting up into the low 80’s a few times, before things try to clear out late in the week.

It’ll be interesting getting in baseball games with a forecast like this, but the Appalachian League folks will definitely try. If you have plans to go to games this week, by all means go. Just be informed that you may get a rain delay in the process, about like Bristol did on Friday night.

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

Categories: Weekly Forecast

July 18, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

July 18, 2018 Leave a comment

The humidity is lower, temperatures are a bit lower, and it’s been a nice Wednesday! Both of those aforementioned things are on their way up, with showers and storms likely late Friday through the weekend. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast through Sunday!

We barely missed a record yesterday! Out here in Blountville at the airport, we received 0.94 inches of rain on Tuesday. That was just short of the record set in 2014…it was 0.95″! So we just missed out on an historic day. The record lowest rain on a July 18th is likely today (none) and could happen tomorrow. Here’s the outlook to explain that it might not!

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy. Low 64.
  • Thursday-Mostly sunny with a small chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm. High 87.
  • Thursday night-A slight chance of rain or a storm early, then partly cloudy. Lows near 60.
  • Friday-Partly to mostly sunny, a few showers and storms possible in the afternoon. High 88.
  • Saturday-Rain and storms likely. High 83.
  • Sunday-Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs near 80.

To clarify, any day that is dry with no rain automatically ties the record for lowest amount of rain on a given day. I’m sure there are records for that, but the National Weather Service doesn’t announce record low precipitation days, only highs. After all, you can’t get lower than zero rain, right?

That said, tomorrow should be a typical summer day, and that holds a small chance of one of those pop-up showers and storms. Should that storm rain over the airport at any time, we’ll get some official rainfall. Otherwise, dry weather is likely tomorrow. For everyone, it’s the same way. It’ll be a dry day unless that one storm (or up to a few) rains right on you. So keep that in mind, but a dry day is likely tomorrow.

A warm front moves through Saturday, so as it approaches rain showers and storms become more numerous late Friday. Rain and storms are likely behind that front Friday night and Saturday as the cold front comes in behind it. I won’t say it’ll rain all day Saturday, as we’ll see some breaks in the storms from time to time. But a lot of rain is definitely possible each day this weekend.

Thanks for checking in here for the forecast! I always try to get these up by 5 PM, but a lot of times “radio stuff” gets in the way and I end up a little late on that. Tonight, it’s around 6:30. So be sure to stay tuned each evening for the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast. It’s also tweeted, by the way, @wxmc, @whcbradio, and @963thepossum, and on WHCB’s Facebook page!

Categories: Daily Forecast

July 17, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

July 17, 2018 Leave a comment

As the sun shines this afternoon, I remember about an hour ago as thunderstorms moved through the Blountville area near the airport. It was interesting to see the storm coming on radar, then step outside and watch the actual weather move right over me. I love doing those things, but starting this evening, there won’t be much chance of that for a couple days. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Saturday!

There are still storms coming in from southeast Kentucky, and that could bring more wet weather across our area through the evening hours. A cold front will bring less humid conditions by then, and we’ll have mostly dry weather through much of Friday. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy with some evening showers and storms. Low 64.
  • Wednesday-Mainly sunny. High 86.
  • Wednesday night-Partly cloudy. Lows near 60.
  • Thursday-Mostly sunny, maybe a stray mountain shower or storm. High 87.
  • Friday-Partly cloudy, maybe some rain or a thunderstorm late. High 88.
  • Saturday-Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. High 84.

Radar is showing a few showers and storms around the area, from parts of Kentucky to Virginia and Tennessee. Those will continue moving southeast through tonight, so expect more in the way of rain and lightning and thunder between now and midnight. It doesn’t appear that storms are severe, but you’ll need to make sure to get indoors when you hear thunder. As I noted personally earlier today, lightning is frightening!

Once the front moves through, temperatures won’t cool much, but we will see less humid weather at least for Wednesday. A couple mountain storms may pop up on Thursday and Friday, but we won’t see anything organized come up until a warm front comes through Friday night and a cold front approaches Saturday. That will bring us more in the way of rain and thunderstorms.

As it looks right now, showers and storms are likely both Saturday and Sunday, with temperatures in the low 80’s. The more storms we see, the lower temperatures there will be. Our average this time of year is 86 degrees, and it appears we’ll be a bit below that each day this weekend.

I’ll have more on the weekend forecast tomorrow. If you’re headed out to FunFest in Kingsport tonight, make sure you keep an eye to the sky, as more storms are possible. Have a great Wednesday!

Categories: Daily Forecast

July 16, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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We have some scattered showers and storms all across the area on this Monday, and a cold front will keep that going off and on through tomorrow. Dry weather continues for a couple days after that. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Friday!

Be careful driving around today, as storms could make driving interesting the way they’re in some places and not in others. If you’re planning on watching any Appalachian League baseball games, there’s a good chance we might see some delays. Tomorrow doesn’t look like a great day weather wise, either. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Cloudy with some scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows near 70.
  • Tuesday-Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 84.
  • Tuesday night-A few evening showers or storms, then partly cloudy. Low 65.
  • Wednesday-Becoming mostly sunny. High 86.
  • Thursday-Mostly sunny. High 87.
  • Friday-Partly cloudy with a few showers and storms developing late. High 88.

A cold front northwest of here will continue to fire off showers and thunderstorms for us as it approaches our area. It should move through here sometime during the middle of the day, so off-and-on showers and storms should continue for the majority of tomorrow, potentially into the evening hours.

After that, we’ll clear out for a while, as Wednesday and Thursday look dry. Meanwhile, that cold front will transition to a warm front, as is typical this time of year, down to our south. It’ll come back as a warm front by Friday, bringing new rain chances to us.

As of right now, we could see Saturday and Sunday end up a lot like today and tomorrow, as far as a lot of scattered showers and storms around us. I’ll have more on that tomorrow and throughout the week, because as we get closer to it I’ll have a better idea about the weekend’s weather.

Thanks for checking here for the forecast! I attempt to post a forecast each afternoon before 6 PM, so watch for it each day! If I don’t post one, you can always hear me on WHCB 91.5 FM, 96.3 The Possum, or 97.3 Love FM. We also stream online at http://www.whcbradio.org, http://www.963thepossum.com, and http://www.loveradio.fm. Make sure to let us know you’re listening!

Categories: Daily Forecast

July 13, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

July 13, 2018 Leave a comment

There are some clouds hanging low around the area as we get close to noon on this Friday. There’s nothing on the radar as the sun goes in and out of those clouds, and that’s going to be the case for a lot of the time from here through at least early Sunday. Welcome to the Tri-Cites Weather Blog forecast through Tuesday!

Northeast Tennessee has temperatures in the low 80’s as of almost lunch time, with cooler areas up north and on the mountains, while warmer temperatures are happening near the Knoxville area. Suffice it to say that we’ve got a normal summer day on our hands! We’re going to get one more, maybe two, before we get some storms starting Sunday. Here’s the outlook:

  • Today-Partly to mostly sunny. Highs near 90.
  • Tonight-Partly cloudy, low 65.
  • Saturday-Mostly sunny, maybe a pop-up shower or thunderstorm. High 91.
  • Saturday night-Partly cloudy. Low 67.
  • Sunday-Partly to mostly sunny, a few scattered afternoon showers and storms. High 90.
  • Monday-Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 88.
  • Tuesday-Partly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. High 85.

Normal summer weather, as mentioned above, will continue through Saturday and early Sunday. It’ll be hot and humid, with a small chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Most people won’t get rain through Saturday, but it is possible, so keep an eye and ear out for those each afternoon today and tomorrow.

A cold front starts to move our direction by Sunday afternoon, and that will enhance our opportunities for rain and storms for the rest of the forecast. The best chances of rain for sure are Monday and Tuesday when the front is closest. It looks to potentially move through our area sometime Wednesday. We’ll see temperatures a few degrees cooler after that, with less humidity.

That’s it for this forecast! It’s a little early because I was up and in the office early. This, of course, means an early weekend is coming for me! Have a good one!

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