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September 18, 2016 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

September 18, 2016

It’s been hot over the past week for most of the time, as we hit 90 degrees for afternoon highs more often than not while I was on vacation. This week should be a little cooler, but no less dry. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for this week!

Yes, I was gone for a week, including the Battle at Bristol! I was in Norfolk, Virginia, for the 41st annual National Weather Association Annual Meeting for much of the week. Things typically start on Sunday for broadcasters, so I had to leave while everyone was coming in for the game. I’ll have a blog about the event in the coming days…might wait on that until Saturday. We’ll see what happens on that.

It’s raining this evening, and that’s going to happen for a good bit of the evening as a cold front moves through. There’s not a lot in the way of cold air coming in behind the front, so we won’t cool off a whole lot once it passes by tomorrow morning. Then, sunshine returns, probably as soon as tomorrow afternoon! Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Mostly cloudy, some scattered rain showers. Low 65.
  • Monday-Morning fog and a few rain showers, but partly cloudy by afternoon. High 82.
  • Monday night-Partly cloudy. Low 58.
  • Tuesday-Mostly sunny. High 84.
  • Wednesday-Mostly sunny. High 85.
  • Thursday-Partly to mostly sunny, with a couple showers in the mountains. High 85.
  • Friday-Partly to mostly sunny, a few scattered showers possible. High 86.

A cold front to our west is bringing us the rain, and we really need it! Until today, we’ve been bone dry since the night of the game, and that’s gotten us over an inch of rain behind for the month, and almost 6.5 inches of rain below normal for the year so far. So the rain is certainly welcome to anything that lives and grows outside.

The rain will continue into the evening, and should start to taper off by morning with some patchy fog. Clouds will decrease through the day, and sunshine will return during the afternoon. From there on, sunshine sticks around through most of Wednesday.

Low pressure off the coast of South Carolina could bring some rain to the Western North Carolina mountains as early as Thursday afternoon, and we could all see a couple showers or storms as we get to Friday. The chances of rain are small right now for the end of the work week.

Meanwhile, a stronger cold front will be out to our west, heading our way in time for the weekend. As of now, it looks like we have better chances to see rain next Saturday and Sunday.

Thanks for checking here for the forecast! I learned a lot in Norfolk this past week, and even once I arrived home! I’ll be using those things to make these forecasts better each day. Below is the almanac info. Have a great week!


  • Temperatures:
  • Saturday high 91, low 62.
  • Sunday high 85, low 64.
  • Monday’s average high 78, low 54.
  • Precipitation:
  • Sunday (as of 7:20pm) 0.11″.
  • September: 0.72″, 1.17″ below average.
  • 2016 to date: 24.88″, 6.46″ below average.
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