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August 31, 2016 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

August 31, 2016

The final weather forecast on this blog for August, 2016 is upon us. And it includes tropical action, a cold front, and eventually high pressure and cooler weather! The breakdown is coming up in today’s Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast. Here we go through Monday!

Tropical Storm Hermine is the first thing on the minds of most weather people, as it’s finally strengthened to tropical storm status, therefore getting its name from the National Hurricane Center. It’s in the central Gulf of Mexico, and it appears the storm’s curve to the northeast won’t exactly go as far east as once thought, and that might bring us some tropical action, but nothing too severe. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy, a couple stray showers, and some patchy fog. Low 65.
  • Thursday-Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms during the day. High 84.
  • Thursday night-Partly cloudy, lingering rain showers or storms mainly in the evening. Low 64.
  • Friday-
    • East of the Tri-Cities: Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and storms possible. Highs in the mid-to-upper 70’s.
    • Tri-Cities and points west: Partly to mostly sunny, with a small chance of rain, highs near 80.
  • Saturday-Mostly sunny. High 82.
  • Sunday-Mostly sunny. High 84.
  • Monday-Mostly sunny. High 85.

A cold front approaches us from the north tonight. That will bring extra chances of rain, but mainly during the day tomorrow. It won’t rain all day, but we should see a good bit of rain for most on the first of September. Look for cooler temperatures as well, thanks to all the clouds.

After the front goes away, Tropical Storm Hermine will have made landfall and started moving up the coast. That’s what makes Friday a tale of two forecasts. If you’re east of Bristol, say in Western North Carolina early in the day, then Grayson, Smyth, and Tazewell Counties later on, you might see a few showers and storms from Hermine as it goes through Georgia and into the Carolinas.

Overall, I don’t think we’ll see much rain or negative impact from the storm other than wet conditions and maybe gusty winds on Friday. Here in the Tri-Cities and everyone west of I-81, things look mostly dry with only a slight chance of rain.

After Hermine moves away and starts into the Northeast and eventually off the coast, typical post-tropical system dry weather will commence. We should see dry conditions all the way through the weekend, with highs in the low to mid 80’s. Up in the mountains, there will likely be a day or two below 80.

Thanks for checking here for the forecast! I’ll keep watching Hermine throughout the coming days. I’m in a Tropical Meteorology class at Mississippi State this semester, so talk about perfect timing!

Almanac Info:

  • Temperatures
    • Yesterday: High 92, low 64.
    • Today (as of 4pm): High 90, low 65.
    • Tomorrow’s averages: High 84, low 60.
  • Precipitation
    • Yesterday: 0.02″.
    • Month to Date: 3.23″, 0.14″ below normal.
    • Year to Date: 24.16″. 5.19″ below normal.
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