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#TriCitiesWx Race Week Forecast I: April 12, 2016

April 12, 2016

It was quite the gloomy morning, with heavy clouds and drizzle all over creation early today. But as expected, the clouds have moved out, and there’s a good chance we won’t see rain for quite a while! Welcome to the first Race Week forecast on the Tri-Cities Weather Blog, looking all the way through Sunday!

Temperatures today were in the mid to upper 50’s for most of us, with mid 50’s in the mountains and closer to 60 in the Tri-Cities as of 3pm. We’ll hit 60 in spots today for sure, then tomorrow through Saturday we’ll be close to 70! Here’s the outlook:

Tonight-Mostly clear, patchy frost. Low 33.

Wednesday-Mostly sunny. High 68.

Wednesday night-Partly cloudy. Low 38.

Thursday-Partly to mostly sunny. Highs near 70.

Friday-Partly cloudy, with a small chance of rain. High 68.

Saturday-Mostly sunny, high 72.

Sunday-Mostly sunny. High 75.

The cold front that moved through this morning is pushing through North Carolina now, and it’s not our problem anymore. Replacing it, as usual, is high pressure that will block much of any fronts from coming around us for the foreseeable future. Perfect timing since NASCAR is in town this week!

Low pressure is in south Texas this afternoon, and will push across the Gulf Coast the rest of the week. That will push some clouds in here Wednesday night and through Friday, but I think the majority of the rain stays south and west of here., with the exception of a stray rain shower Friday.

That low pressure goes away by the weekend, and our weather looks fantastic for both races at BMS, with warm temperatures as well, up into the mid 70’s if not warmer by Sunday!

Regardless of the weather, there’s always something to watch out for health wise. Since little rain is expected the next five days, be sure to stock up on sunscreen for the week if you’re going to be outdoors and/or near the track. Most brands I’ve seen suggest you re-apply sunscreen every two hours, so keep that in mind as well. Most phones have countdown timers that will alert you after a pre-determined amount of time, so use that or a watch to remind you, and you’ll be just fine. No sunburns…that’s no fun!

Updates will continue each afternoon through Friday. Have a great evening!

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