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October 2, 2015 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

October 2, 2015

It’s been a cloudy, chilly, rainy day across a lot of the region, and lots more rain is on the way through the weekend. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Tuesday!

Temperatures around the area with all the clouds and rain haven’t gotten close to normal, as the high at the airport was 61 degrees. Folks in the mountains saw temperatures in the 50’s throughout the afternoon! Not a fun thing if you have to be outside! Here’s the forecast for the coming days:

Tonight-Rain developing again, could be heavy at times. Low 55.

Saturday-Rain likely, could be heavy at times. High 65.

Saturday night-More rain likely, low 57.

Sunday-Cloudy, with scattered showers. High 68.

Monday-Partly cloudy, a few stray rain showers. High near 70.

Tuesday-Partly to mostly sunny, and dry. High 72.

Very quickly, Hurricane Joaquin has taken the path that the computer models from Europe predicted days ago, and the storm’s going out to sea. That’s good news, except for some high surf along the East Coast through the weekend.

The storm is moving out that way thanks to a little bit of help from low pressure off the Georgia and South Carolina coast. It’s been there for a while, and the circulation around it is what is giving Joaquin the boost to be mostly a fish storm. THAT area of low pressure, though, is what is causing potentially historic amounts of rain in the Carolinas. One of the outlooks I saw posted a chance of 19 inches of rain near Columbia, South Carolina, between now and Monday! That’s not good, and will cause flooding all across the Carolinas if that happens.

Here, we will see heavy rainfall at several intervals through the weekend. Be prepared for that if you live near flood prone areas. Rain will start to lessen in intensity on Sunday, and start moving out on Monday, as that low pressure finally goes the way of Joaquin and gets out of everyone’s hair. It looks like 2 inches of rain is possible for some of us through Monday. For that reason, the National Weather Service has us all under a Flash Flood Watch starting Saturday morning at 8am, going through the same time Sunday morning.

That said, if you’re going to see football at Appalachian State, ETSU, or Tennessee this weekend, take a poncho. Most places like that don’t let you bring in umbrellas, so keep that in mind. All games are still scheduled to be played as of 6pm Friday night. So if you go, be advised that like most of the water rides say at Dollywood, you WILL get wet!

Once the low pressure moves out of here, things will calm down. Tuesday looks like a dry day, with Wednesday and Thursday being dry before a potential cold front arrives late next week.

Thanks for checking here for the forecast! I’m heading up to WABN tonight to help with football as the Abingdon Falcons play. That game is also still going to be played, and you can listen to the game starting at 7:15pm on 1230 AM, 103.3 FM, and online at WABN1230.com. My forecast is also on that station, twice each hour!

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