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August 30, 2016 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

August 30, 2016

For those of you who are tired of 90’s every afternoon, you’re in luck. With the switch from August to September will come a nice temperature swing! We’ll go from 90 on Wednesday to the low 80’s into the weekend. Details are forthcoming in today’s Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast through the weekend!

A couple showers and storms are around this afternoon, specifically in northeastern Unicoi County, as well as parts of Wise, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell Counties. But as it normally works, it can rain in one part of the area, and be completely dry just a few minutes away. This phenomenon, along with the heat, is also on its way out the door for a few days. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy, with a couple showers and storms lingering until dark. Low 65.
  • Wednesday-Partly to mostly sunny, a couple afternoon showers and storms. Highs near 90.
  • Wednesday night-Partly cloudy, with a few scattered showers and storms. Low 67.
  • Thursday-Partly cloudy, with a few scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 83.
  • Friday-Mostly sunny. High 82.
  • Saturday-Mostly sunny. High 82.
  • Sunday-Mostly sunny. High 83.

The seemingly sharp dividing line between days near 90 with afternoon storms and dry days in the low 80’s are thanks to a few factors:

  1. The cold front. It’s located way out to our northwest this afternoon, near Lake Michigan. It will be here by Thursday morning, bringing a tiny bit better chance of showers and storms. It also will help us with numbers 2 and 3:
  2. Tropical Depression 8. It’s located near the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and it’ll be moving out to sea during the day tomorrow. The cold front is helping steer it away from us.
  3. Tropical Depression 9. Off the northwest coast of Cuba, it’s going to hang a big right turn pretty soon, and hit Florida during the day Thursday. The front is also to blame for this turn in the path, and this storm will move across Florida, perhaps across South Georgia, bringing those folks a lot of rain. It will be off the east coast Thursday night, then out into the Atlantic.

So with slightly cooler and less humid air coming from behind the front, along with departing tropical systems, we’ll go from a pretty nasty summer of 90 degree heat to low 80’s just in time for September. High pressure will be to our north through the weekend, allowing the reasonable comfort to continue, possibly through the early part of next week.

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

Tri-Cities Almanac Info:

  • Temperatures: Yesterday’s high/low, 93/63. Today’s high/low (as of 5pm), 91/64. Tomorrow’s average high/low, 84/61.
  • Precipitation: Yesterday, none. Month to date, 3.21″ (-0.06″). Year to date, 24.14″ (-5.11″)
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