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June 26, 2016 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

June 26, 2016

We’ve arrived in the final days of June, and it’s been hot recently. That summer trend will continue in the coming days, although a couple cold fronts will move through before we start July. That might cool us down a bit! Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for this week!

A few showers and storms are to our west, and they may bring some rain to us for the latter part of the afternoon and this evening, our typical summer afternoon storms. The closest cold front to us right now stretches from Northern Michigan into Illinois, Missouri and Kansas. That will start bringing storms our way as soon as tomorrow afternoon. As is also normal in summer, its passage won’t lead to drastically cooler weather. Here’s this week’s outlook:

Tonight-Partly cloudy, a few showers and storms. Low 68.

Monday-Partly cloudy, rain and thunderstorms increase late in the day. High 86.

Monday night-Scattered showers and storms likely. Low 66.

Tuesday-Rain showers and maybe a thunderstorm early in the day, partly cloudy by the end of it. High 85.

Wednesday-Partly to mostly sunny. High 84.

Thursday-Partly to mostly sunny, rain showers or thunderstorms possible in the mountains. High 85.

Friday-Partly to mostly sunny, with a slight chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm. High 87.

Those storms to our west are along the Tennessee/Kentucky border this afternoon, near Oneida and La Follette in Tennessee, and between Williamsburg and Whitley City in Kentucky. The flow of air in the upper atmosphere is practically nil across most of the region, so that renders these storms slow movers. I’m thinking they may die out before they have a chance to get close to our area, but more storms could pop up closer to home by the end of the afternoon.

After that, things should stay mainly quiet until tomorrow. That cold front to our northwest will be close enough to force some showers and storms in here tomorrow afternoon, but I do think much of Monday will be dry. Our best chance of showers and storms will be as the front gets closer tomorrow night, and then it moves through here Tuesday morning.

A secondary cold front follows the first, and that gives us a chance of showers and storms for late Tuesday and early Wednesday. We’ll see how much moisture is left by the time we get to the second front, and that will determine how much rain we get. Right now, I have Wednesday dry, but I’ll re-check that tomorrow afternoon.

After that second front moves through, temperatures won’t drop all that much. In fact, highs will be in the mid 80’s every day this week until we warm up a bit on Friday.

For the latter part of the week, we’ll be back into high pressure, middle of summer weather activity. That will lead to very warm days, and afternoon chances of showers and storms. Thanks to the mountains forcing air upward, folks in the higher elevations may see a storm or two pop up Thursday and Friday. I think most of us in the valleys will stay dry Thursday, and I’ll introduce pop-up thunderstorms in the forecast for the rest of us starting on Friday.

Another cold front does approach by next weekend, which is badly timed since it is the holiday weekend for Independence Day next Monday. Right now, a cold front will be in Northern Kentucky Saturday morning, and moving through here Sunday. There’s a long way to go, so I’ll be watching that carefully in the coming days.

It’s summer, so we’ve got a lot of baseball going on around the area. This year, we have soccer games, too! Check out the link to the Otters, our brand new Tri-Cities FC team on the right side of the blog. There are two home games left in their season, including a big game coming up at the end of July against Middlesbrough FC, youngsters from an English Premier League club! They’re having a soccer camp in conjunction with that as well, so head over there for a schedule of games and info on the camp, if you have soccer playing youngsters who are interested in that.

I’ll get to the baseball teams starting tomorrow, but if you’ve been here for a while, you’ve heard of them. Thanks for checking here for the forecast, have a great week!

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