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July 12, 2016 #TriCitiesWx

July 12, 2016

A line of rain showers and a couple thunderstorms is moving through late this afternoon. We may see lingering showers for a while after that, but by midnight storms should be gone. It appears that we’ll see limited chances of rain for the next couple days after that. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Saturday!

Temperatures this afternoon range from near 80 in the North Carolina and Virginia mountains (rain has cooled things near Boone and Jefferson today!), to the upper 80’s in the Tri-Cities, then to low 90’s to our southwest. Hotter temperatures will accompany the better chances of dry weather during the coming days. Here’s the outlook:

Tonight-Partly cloudy, a few late afternoon/evening showers or storms. Low 68.

Wednesday-Mostly sunny, a couple pop-up showers and storms possible, but mainly dry. High 91.

Wednesday night-Partly cloudy, maybe a lingering evening shower or storm. Low 68.

Thursday-Mostly sunny, a slight chance of an afternoon thunderstorm. High 91.

Friday-Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and storms off and on during the day. High 87.

Saturday-Partly cloudy, scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 86.

The line of storms coming through this afternoon and evening don’t appear to be all that strong, but lightning is possible, along with heavy rain from time to time. That should be through by mid-evening, but more rain to the west of that one might hold together long enough to continue scattered showers through the evening. Rain should mostly be over with by midnight.

Wednesday and Thursday will feature hot conditions with a lot of sunshine. As it almost always is during summer, a stray shower or thunderstorm isn’t out of the question. But the main thing is sunny, hot and humid conditions over the next couple days.

A weak cold front will move toward us by Friday, and when that happens, our rain chances will go up. It is suggested that we’ll have a round of showers and storms early and late on Friday, with scattered showers possible any time on Saturday with possible thunderstorms. I still think a good bit of both days will be rain free.

I’ll have more updates on the weekend throughout the week, and things will hopefully get clearer as we get closer to it. Computer models don’t agree with each other a lot of the time, and confidence is low that any of them has a right solution at this point. They have a hard time resolving small features like those pop-up storms, so it’s expected for them to miss that type of thing. Hence the reason for small chances of rain in my forecast tomorrow and Thursday.

If you’re heading toward Knoxville, stronger storms are happening there, with the Morristown National Weather Service office issuing Severe Thunderstorm Warnings there. If you’re starting now, they will hopefully be gone by the time you get there, though.

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

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