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April 26, 2016 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

April 26, 2016

It’s been a beautiful day out here, but off to our west, storms are forming. Some of them will arrive late tonight with strong storms possible off and on through Thursday. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Saturday…and it’s all perfectly free!

A potential tornado outbreak is happening in the plains right now, and another batch of severe thunderstorms rolled through St. Louis earlier today. That line of storms is headed our way, but will be here very late tonight, mainly after midnight. So we’ll have to issue a scared kids and pets notification for tonight!

Meanwhile, temperatures are nice and warm here, near 80 in most spots, with the mountains in the low 70’s for much of the day. Temperatures won’t be too much different each afternoon the next few days, but the weather conditions might be very different! Here’s the outlook:

Tonight-Increasing clouds, showers and storms likely after midnight. Storms could be strong to severe. Low 57.

Wednesday-Partly to mostly cloudy, showers and thunderstorms from time to time (not “all day”). High near 80.

Wednesday night-Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows near 60.

Thursday-Mostly cloudy, occasional showers and thunderstorms (again, not all day) High 78.

Friday-Partly to mostly sunny. High 78.

Saturday-Partly sunny, a few showers and storms late in the day. High 82.

The storms out west are thanks to a couple cold fronts. One is causing storms from St. Louis over to Indiana and into New Jersey. The other is the one causing the bigger storms in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. That is a whole different system that should be somewhat tamer by the time it arrives here.

Front number one to our north will not get here, but stall in eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia tomorrow. That will still be close enough to bring showers and storms later tonight and a lot of the day on Wednesday.

That front will move north as the cold front to our west arrives late Thursday. There will be enough instability to see thunderstorms erupt off and on starting late tonight clear through most of Thursday. It won’t rain all day, and in fact, we may see enough dry weather each day to get in the upper 70’s to near 80 each day.

Tonight, though, could be an issue with gusty winds and hail, and these storms will be loud in general. Make sure you’ve prepared your kids for this possibility so maybe it’ll be easier if a loud clap of thunder wakes them up. The more you know, the less upset you’ll be when it happens, and that includes kids, too!

Severe thunderstorms are possible starting late tonight, so I’ll be here with the latest details. In fact, this post is about to be followed immediately by a post about a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for our northern counties. I’ll have more on that in a few minutes.

Thanks for checking here for the forecast, I’ll be watching things carefully tonight!

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