April 24, 2019 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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Wet weather is a possibility between now and the weekend, but most of said weekend looks dry…at least right now it does. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Sunday!

Sooner or later I’ll be able to replace the “outlook” with an actual 5-day graphic. I’m not able to do that just yet, so the bulleted quick forecast will have to do. And here it is!

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy. Low 53.
  • Thursday-Partly to mostly cloudy, a small chance of rain and/or storms. High 78,
  • Thursday night-Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. Low 57.
  • Friday-Cloudy and windy with rain showers and possible storms. High 67.
  • Saturday-Partly cloudy, highs near 70.
  • Sunday-Partly sunny with a slight chance of rain. High 72.

It looks right now like the best rain chances are Thursday night and Friday, with a good chance of a gloomy, wet day on Friday. We’ll clear up on Saturday before a small chance of rain returns late on Sunday to finish out the weekend.

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

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April 22, 2019 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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Here’s a quick forecast for the rest of the week…it doesn’t look much different than what was posted here yesterday, so here goes!

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy. Low 47.
  • Tuesday-Mostly sunny. High 81.
  • Tuesday night-Partly cloudy. Low 55.
  • Wednesday-Increasing clouds, a few showers possible, maybe a thunderstorm. High 77.
  • Thursday-Cloudy with scattered showers and storms. High 75.
  • Friday-Mostly cloudy with rain showers, maybe thunder. High 72.

It looks like the best chances of rain in the forecast are coming late Thursday into Friday, but keep in mind that a weak cold front will stall out just north of here, so anytime from Wednesday afternoon through Friday should see some rain or a thunderstorm before a stronger front pushes the whole mess out of here by the end of the week.

Thanks for checking here for the forecast, have a good Tuesday!

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April 21, 2019 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! It was a cloudy Resurrection Day celebration, with most of the sunshine of the day coming toward sunset. The sun will be back tomorrow for a good part of the week. Here’s a quick Tri-Cities Weather Blog Weekly Forecast!

Straight to the outlook we go, with dry weather and warmth to start us off:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy with some morning fog in spots. Low 42.
  • Monday-Mostly sunny. High 75.
  • Monday night-Partly cloudy. low 47.
  • Tuesday-Mostly sunny. High 82.
  • Wednesday-Increasing clouds, a small chance of rain. High 77.
  • Thursday-Cloudy with scattered showers and maybe storms. High 77.
  • Friday-Mostly cloudy, scattered rain and storms. High 73.

Cool weather will start the week, we get warm in the middle, with rain returning Wednesday night through the end of the week.

Our weather later this week features a cold front that will stall before it gets here, just to our north. If that happens, we might delay rain even on Wednesday. I’ll update that forecast between now and then if that looks to be the case.

A stronger cold front moves in Thursday and comes through Friday morning. That will give us some off-and-on showers and storms to finish out the week. The good news is that next weekend looks nice…right now. I’ll update that throughout the next few days.

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

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April 14, 2019 #TriCitiesWx Update and Forecast

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Great news! The storms are gone, and so are the watches and warnings! Some showers will stick around, but other than that, fog and rain continue tonight. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast through Friday!

Storms did cause a few problems, from scattered power outages to trees falling…and the latter causing the former in parts of Bristol, Virginia, according to reports. The worst of the weather is over, and things get better soon! Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Clouds and fog, with light rain at times. Low 43.
  • Monday-A small chance of rain early, then becoming partly cloudy. High 55.
  • Monday night-Partly cloudy and cooler. Low 35.
  • Tuesday-Mostly sunny. High 75.
  • Wednesday-Mostly sunny. High 77.
  • Thursday-Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers and storms late. Highs near 80.
  • Friday-Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. Highs near 70.

Some lingering showers are hanging around behind as a cold front moves through overnight, but there’s not any more severe weather to be worried with tonight. Did you prepare anyway before the storms got here? Good! That means you’re ready for next time, so it’s not wasted effort!

There’s nothing weather wise to worry with for most of the week, as things clear out and dry out. Another system similar to the one that’s moving through tonight will start to change our weather late Thursday, and some severe weather might be possible then. So keep the preparedness tips from earlier in mind!

I’ll keep an eye on the possibilities for storms later this week between now and then, and I’ll have updates off and on before they get here, as always. Have a great week, everyone!

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April 14, 2019 #TriCitiesWx Severe Weather Update

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Here’s an edited version of my severe weather safety information about tonight that I posted earlier today on my Twitter.

The first round of rain and storms is almost through our area as of 12:30 PM. Round 2 is developing in West Tennessee/Kentucky and will be here this evening.

This includes chances for hail, damaging winds, and maybe a tornado or two. Make sure you have something on your phone to let you know of warnings. Turn on WEA alerts or download an app that will blare out sounds when a warning is up for where you are.

For WEA alerts on your phone, for Apple products, go to Settings then Notifications. Scroll to the Government Alerts section and turn everything on. That will notify you of potential severe weather. There are apps that do that, like the paid weather radio by WDT app.

If you’re a gamer, get the Accuweather app. It’s free, set it up with your location and it will warn you while you’re playing #Fortnite or #rdr2 this evening…or whatever else you play. It will tell you everything from tornado warnings to freeze warnings.

Only if you’re outside should you listen for sirens. Most wont hear them inside anyway. If you have a weather radio, make sure the batteries are good. If you don’t have one, get one. Make sure you have two ways or more to get warnings.

If you’re living in a mobile home, you have to get out to survive if a tornado hits. Call someone with a sturdy home and ask if you can shelter with them and get there. It might be a good idea to just stay with them until the storms pass.

So what if nothing happens tonight? Great! It’s not preparing in vain because all these things will be ready for you for future events when something does happen. And sooner or later, it will.

What to do before tonight? Get loose items and cars inside if you can. Less stuff for wind to blow around. As for cars, it’s best to protect yours if you can. Hail damage is insured, but can cause problems down the line. Theres time to clear out a garage if need be!

Otherwise, just make sure you have a safety kit in your safe place (lowest floor of the building, away from outside walls and windows). Mark it as a safe place for future events. Get shoes and pillows and helmets to put in it and keep them there.

Once storms arrive, get to that safe place. Tornado warnings have time limits, so be sure to note that. Keep a radio nearby (I’ll be on 91.5, 96.3, 97.3, 100.7, 103.3, and 100.3 FM periodically) with updates and I will give all clear messages. I’m also on 870 AM, 1090 AM, and 1230 AM until sunset, then the FM stations will be better. Streaming options are on the right side of the blog.

One of all those FM frequencies listed above will cover our area. After an all clear or end of a warning, if your house is there, great! Now you know what to do every time there’s severe weather. Take pictures when it’s safe if you do have damage.

I will also give an all clear when severe weather is over. I’ll do that either here on my Twitter, on air if need be, here on the blog. I’ll post an update later this afternoon. I didn’t cover everything here, so go the Severe Weather Safety Rules page for more information. Even if storms don’t materialize, you will know what to do when they do. Be safe!

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