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May 17, 2016 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

May 17, 2016

There was a rainy start to Tuesday, but things have dried out for the most part this afternoon despite the clouds. There will be a few days a lot like this the rest of the week, but better chances of rain come in Friday and Saturday. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Saturday!

Temperatures this afternoon are hanging around the 60’s in most parts of our area, from the low 60’s in the mountains to the upper 60’s and close to 70 in the Tri-Cities. We should be able to top 70 on Thursday and Friday before the rain moves in to finish the week and for the first half of the weekend. Here’s the outlook:

Tonight-A few stray rain showers, otherwise partly cloudy. Patchy morning fog. Low 57.

Wednesday-A mainly cloudy day, with a few scattered showers from time to time. High 72.

Wednesday night-Partly cloudy, with a couple rain showers. Low 53.

Thursday-Partly to mostly sunny, a few rain showers mainly in the Western North Carolina mountains. High 75.

Friday-Increasing clouds, showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 75.

Saturday-Showers and storms in the morning, light rain in the afternoon. Highs near 70.

Most of our weather this week seems to be coming from our south and southwest, with a stationary front along the Gulf Coast and low pressure in Arkansas teaming up to give us a chance of rain each day and night through Thursday. These will be waves of showers, not anything that will last a significant amount of time.

Our best chance at a full dry day looks to be Thursday. Moisture in the Western North Carolina mountains on the computer models gives me the idea that the farther west you are in our area, the more dry the weather will be on Thursday. Johnson and Unicoi Counties have the best chances to see rain in Tennessee on Thursday.

Low pressure develops in southern Texas Thursday, and will move northeast to the Indiana/Kentucky line by Saturday morning. That will send more clouds in here, and increase our chances of showers and storms as the day goes along on Friday. Rain is definitely likely late in the day, with thunderstorms possible.

A warm front moves through early Saturday, with a cold front following it later in the day. So we’ll see a good chance of scattered showers and perhaps thunderstorms on Saturday. The heaviest rain might be early in the day, and there’s a chance things might dry out late in the day. As of now, Sunday does indeed look like a dry day…for now.

Thanks for checking here for the forecast! Remember, you can hear me at least once an hour on all sorts of radio stations in the Tri-Cities. I’m on WHCB 91.5 FM twice an hour most hours, then Top Gun Radio, 870 AM and 100.7 FM at least twice an hour from 7am to midnight. I’m on the new Love FM/WABN stations as well, 1090 and 1230 on the AM dial, and 100.3 and 103.3 on FM, twice an hour on 1090 and 100.3, then once an hour on the 1230 AM and 103.3 FM signals.

As always, I will have updates here on the blog and on my Twitter (check the right side of the blog for that link) if anything of note happens weather wise each day. Have a great evening!

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