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June 23, 2016 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

June 23, 2016

The weather is quiet right now across our area, but there are indications that storms to our north may cause some issues later tonight. Strong to severe storms are possible tonight, with two severe weather watches up into the late evening. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Monday!

The forecast does go all the way to Monday, but a lot of this blogww0291_radar_big will focus on tonight. The watches in effect right now are posted to the left, all in Southwest Virginia.

ww0289_radar_bigA Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in blue, mainly to the east of our area. It does include Tazewell and Smyth Counties in Southwest Virginia, until 11pm. Damaging winds and small hail are possible with these storms tonight.

A Tornado Watch is up for Buchanan and Dickenson Counties until 10pm. That’s the red box. Storms in Kentucky and West Virginia could potentially produce tornadoes tonight in these areas.

Keep in mind over the coming hours that storms are still in Northern Kentucky and those storms will take a while to get here. So just because storms aren’t happening yet don’t mean that a forecast for storms is  wrong. The storms will be coming later this evening!

Use the early evening to plan what you’re going to do when storms arrive. If you’re in a Severe Thunderstorm Warning, make sure you’re indoors away from windows. If you’re in a Tornado Warning, take shelter in the lowest floor of the building you’re in, choosing a room that has as many walls between you and the outside as possible.

As mentioned previously, I will be watching these storms all night long. Updates will be mainly on Twitter (Mike, WHCB, Top Gun Radio) as long as there are no tornado warnings. If a Tornado Warning is issued, I’ll be on the air on WHCB 91.5 FM, Top Gun Radio 870 AM and 100.7 FM, and Love FM 1090 and 1230 AM, along with 100.3 and 103.3 FM. Look us up on Tune In or go to WHCBRadio.org or LoveRadio.fm to stream online.

These storms are caused by a cold front that will be moving through quite a bit later tomorrow than anticipated. This will keep us in the possibility of some scattered showers and storms through much of Friday. We’ll have hot weather continuing throughout the forecast:

Tonight-Partly cloudy, with thunderstorms likely. Storms could be strong to severe. Lows near 70.

Friday-Partly cloudy, a few showers and thunderstorms possible. Highs near 90.

Friday night-Partly cloudy. Low 64.

Saturday-Partly to mostly sunny, a small chance of a late afternoon thunderstorm. Highs near 90.

Sunday-Partly to mostly sunny, scattered showers and storms possible late and into the evening. High 92.

Monday-Partly cloudy, showers and storms likely. High 85.

The cold front won’t bring too much cold with it, honestly, except for cooler weather Friday night. We will see rain chances go down into the weekend, before another front approaches late in the weekend, causing storms to return by Monday.

I’ll have more on the weekend outlook tomorrow afternoon. Keep a watch on the blog or the links above for the latest on storms tonight.

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