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May 6, 2016 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

May 6, 2016

As we cruise past the 3 PM mark on this Friday, it’s a cloudy, chilly, gloomy day more reminiscent of March than May. Still, it’s a little warmer than yesterday, and it’ll be a lot warmer for the weekend into next week, but rain is a small chance each day through Tuesday. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast through the weekend and into next week!

Temperatures are still chilly, as the sun has not been out much today. The Tri-Cities is near 60 as of shortly after 3 PM, with the low points being 49 in the Western North Carolina mountains, and the high point being up in the mid 60’s at Oak Ridge. We can thank low pressure to our northeast for that, but as it moves away our weather improves. Here’s the outlook:

Tonight-A couple stray rain showers, otherwise partly to mostly cloudy. Low 46.

Saturday-Partly to mostly cloudy, a few scattered showers are possible. High 74.

Saturday night-Cloudy, with some scattered rain showers. Low 57.

Sunday-Mostly cloudy, with scattered rain showers. High 78.

Monday-Partly cloudy, mainly dry. Slight chance of rain. High 82.

Tuesday-Partly cloudy, scattered showers and maybe a thunderstorm late. high 82.

Low pressure in the Delaware/Maryland area right now is sending north winds into our area, which is why it’s so chilly. As that low moves northeast away from us, winds will shift through time from north to northwest, then to west and southwest  by Monday. That’s why the warm up will be possible and we’ll get back into the 80’s.

There will be a weak cold front moving toward us this weekend, and because of that I have to keep a small chance of rain in the forecast all the way through. I’m certain we’ll have a lot of dry weather, with most of the rain staying north of us. However, Southwest Virginia may get a bit more rain than Northeast Tennessee this weekend.

That cold front will shift away from us by Monday, moving north as a warm front into Ohio and Indiana and Illinois. That will provide us with those 80 degree temperatures as well.

Of course, that warm front is connected to a cold front, and that is located way out in the southwest right now, from Utah toward Arizona. It will pull into the Kansas and Oklahoma this weekend, causing them a chance for a bit of severe weather. It will take its own sweet time getting here, though, as good rain chances from it should start Wednesday or Thursday.

Before that, expect a summer-type forecast, but the rain won’t be limited to afternoons. We have a small chance of rain at any time any day, with the best chances looking like Saturday night and then late on Tuesday. But again, my use of the word “scattered” implies (infers?) that there will be times of dry weather. In fact, there will be more dry than rain in the coming days.

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

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  1. don
    May 8, 2016 at 13:59

    The “speaker” implies. The “listener” infers.

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