August 16, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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Every time I help broadcast a sporting event, whether it be play-by-play for baseball or the analyst seat for football, I realize just how exhausting a job it really is, at least mentally. It’s fun, too…which definitely makes it interesting to do!

During tonight’s game, I mentioned a look at the weather forecast would be posted tonight, so here it is…very short and to the point, because my brain is done for the night. Here’s the outlook for the next couple days, with a quick discussion.

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy, maybe a shower toward morning. Low 68.
  • Friday-Cloudy with showers and storms likely. High 82.
  • Friday night-Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low 68.
  • Saturday-Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 80.
  • Sunday-Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 82.

Since NASCAR is in town and many high schools start games tomorrow night, the chance for thunderstorms is a big deal. Fortunately, Sullivan North’s 30-20 win over Sullivan Central tonight happened on Thursday, which meant dry weather for us.

And as it always is, even “showers and thunderstorms likely” doesn’t mean it’s going to rain all day. So keep that in mind as you’re out and about, there will be breaks in storms. But that in itself might cause havoc for games and racing.

I’ll have a better look at chances of football delays and racing actually occurring tomorrow afternoon, but right now it looks like delays are possible for football tomorrow night, and could be likely for NASCAR events this weekend.

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

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August 12, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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August weather will be the plan for most of this week, with only a small chance of rain and storms each day until Friday. We’ll have temperatures a bit cooler, at least for the first couple days of the week. Welcome to this week’s Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast!

Tonight should be partly cloudy, as most rain is done for the night. Look out for patchy fog in the morning, and we’ll have lows around 64. Now to the outlook for this week’s forecast:

  • Monday-Partly cloudy, a small chance of rain or a thunderstorm. High 83.
  • Monday night-Partly cloudy, maybe an evening shower or storm. Low 63.
  • Tuesday-Partly sunny, maybe rain or a storm in the mountains. High 84.
  • Wednesday-Partly to mostly sunny. High 86.
  • Thursday-Partly to mostly sunny with a small chance of rain or a thunderstorm late. High 87.
  • Friday-Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 82.

We’ll be between fronts for most of the week, as a weak stationary front washes out across the South and a new cold front gets organized up north. That means partly to mostly sunny conditions each day this week, with temperatures going up each day as we go along through Thursday.

Included in that, of course, is the ever present threat of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm popping up. You know the drill, some folks will get rain while not far away there will be nothing. Rinse and repeat for most of the week.

A cold front will come in from the north on Friday. That will bring more clouds and better chances of rain and thunderstorms. Even then,. I don’t expect it to rain all day even on Friday.

Make sure to join us as high school football starts on Thursday night! With NASCAR in town, Sullivan County schools close to the track are playing on Thursday night, and it’ll be Sullivan Central at Sullivan North for the first game of the 2018 season! Join Rick Brooks, Matthew Hill and me for all the action Thursday night on 96.3 The Possum starting at 7 PM, and we’ll kick off the new season at 7:30. We’re looking forward to covering both of those teams for a second season!

Thanks for checking here for the forecast! I’ll have new ones as I can during what’s guaranteed to be a busy week…but they’re needed with NASCAR coming to town!

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August 9, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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While thunderstorms rumble to our southwest, only a few rain showers exist in the Tri-Cities this afternoon. While storms might not bother most of us tonight, we’ll have a good chance of scattered showers and storms tomorrow. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Monday!

As of 4 PM, temperatures were near the mid 80’s in most of the Tri-Cities, with that mark already achieved in the Knoxville area. Meanwhile, some folks in the mountains haven’t seen 80 degrees yet! It’s easy to see why folks like to head up there in the summer for sure. Cooler weather comes in tomorrow, but that comes with rain and storms as well. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy, a small chance of rain or a thunderstorm in the evening. Low 68.
  • Friday-Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs near 80.
  • Friday night-Cloudy with a few evening showers and thunderstorms. Low 65.
  • Saturday-Partly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. High 84.
  • Sunday-Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. High 83.
  • Monday-Partly to mostly sunny, a few stray pop-up showers late. High 84.

Thursday afternoon’s Tennessee weather activities include some thunderstorms west of Knoxville as we approach 5 PM. Storms haven’t crossed I-75 northwest of Knoxville yet, but southwest of town they have, with storms from Loudon to Etowah to Ducktown in the southeast part of the Volunteer State.

All of that activity is generally moving to the east. That’s good news if you’re not interested in storms tonight because the majority of it will miss our area just to our south. That said, there are better chances of rain tonight from Bean Station to Bulls Gap, through Greeneville and southern Unicoi County this evening. Other than a few stray storms north and east of that, we should be mostly dry.

Tomorrow is a different story as new storms move in that will bring rain to many of us during the day tomorrow. It won’t rain all day, as usual it’ll be hit-and-miss stuff typical of summer, but at the same time more numerous than we normally see. Most of those storms should be gone by the evening.

The weekend looks mainly dry on Saturday, with a little bit better chance of showers and storms for Sunday afternoon than for Saturday. By Monday, we’ll be back to pop-up heat of the day storms that are normal for August. It shouldn’t be too warm just yet, though.

Remember, you can hear the forecast each day in the Tri-Cities on WHCB 91.5 FM, 96.3 The Possum, or 97.3 Love FM. Also, in parts of the area 100.7 FM and 870 AM will work for The Possum, or 1090 and 1230 AM and 100.3 and 103.3 FM for Love FM. It just depends on where you are. Also, you can listen to each station online!

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August 6, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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We had a decent amount of dry weather this weekend, but afternoon showers and storms have returned. That’s going to be a theme throughout the rest of the week. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast!

The good thing about clouds and rain is that it’s not been too terribly hot to start August. We’ll see upper 80’s tomorrow, but back down to the low 80’s as rain chances go up later this week. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-A few evening showers/storms, otherwise partly cloudy. Low 68.
  • Tuesday-Partly sunny, a couple late afternoon pop-up storms. High 88.
  • Tuesday night-A small chance of rain early, partly cloudy most of the time. Low 68.
  • Wednesday-Mostly cloudy, with scattered afternoon showers and storms. High 84.
  • Thursday-Mostly cloudy with showers and storms likely. High 82.
  • Friday-Cloudy with scattered showers and storms. High 81.

We’ll get one more day of summer-like weather tomorrow, as an outside chance of a pop-up shower or storm is possible late in the afternoon through the evening. A cold front organizes to our north in the coming days, and will eventually make its way toward us. That brings more clouds, cooler weather, and better rain chances.

So look for tomorrow to be mostly dry, then we’ll see rain start to have a better chance of getting going on Wednesday through Friday. Best chances of rain do exist near the cold front, which will get through here Wednesday night. So the best chances of rain look to be Wednesday and Thursday.

That cold front stalls south of us along the border of Tennessee with Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi. It remains to be seen what happens to it from there this weekend. I’ll have a better idea about that tomorrow.

Thanks for checking the blog for the weather forecast. Have a great Tuesday!

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July 25, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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Clouds are hanging tough today, and as it is, we might be a bit below average temperature-wise by the end of the afternoon. That’s always good this time of year, since there have been July 25ths featuring temperatures in the 90s. That said, we should dry out for most of the next four days. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through the weekend!

A couple stray showers and storms are around, mainly in the mountains. After sunset, those showers and storms should be gone, and that will help us into a dry Thursday, and a mostly dry Friday. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-A few evening showers, otherwise cloudy with patchy morning fog. Low 65.
  • Thursday-Partly sunny. High 87.
  • Thursday night-Partly cloudy. Low 64.
  • Friday-Partly cloudy with a slight chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm. High 85.
  • Saturday-Partly to mostly sunny, with a couple showers or storms possible in the afternoon. High 87.
  • Sunday-Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain or storms late in the day. High 88.

Our average temperature for this time of year is 85 degrees, and just below that today will turn into just above it tomorrow. Things should stay dry with high pressure keeping storms from popping up. That will stay in place for tomorrow night and most of Friday before we return to summertime pop-up showers and storms late in the afternoon.

In fact, it appears that a similar forecast will be in effect for this weekend. Look for a lot of dry weather early in the day, but some showers and storms will pop up in the afternoons. Temperatures will range from just below average (based on when and how much it rains) to just above average–upper 80’s–where there’s not any rain during the day.

Basically, the way it looks right now, nothing extreme is going to happen in the coming days. Just be alert for afternoon and evening showers and storms, then react accordingly if you happen to be near one. Otherwise, have fun outside the next few days!

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