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September 28, 2016 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

September 28, 2016

The clouds haven’t arrived yet! That’s good news, allowing for a warmer day than expected. Clouds and a few rain showers should move in late tonight, with better chances of rain the farther north you are in our area. Scattered showers will be possible late tonight off and on through Friday morning. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Monday!

It’s a beautiful day…almost perfect weather conditions, depending on your temperature threshold, I guess. If you like it a few degrees cooler, Boone and Jefferson are the place to be, as they were close to 70 late this afternoon. Here, we’re in the upper 70’s, close to 80 in spots, and there’s a good chance that after today we won’t see that number for a few days! Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Increasing clouds, a few rain showers possible by morning. Low 54.
  • Thursday-Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers, a thunderstorm possible. High 68.
  • Thursday night-Partly cloudy, a few rain showers possible. Low 52.
  • Friday-Decreasing clouds, a couple stray rain showers early. High 73.
  • Saturday-Partly cloudy. High 74.
  • Sunday-Mostly sunny. High 77.
  • Monday-Mostly sunny. Highs near 80.

Our increased chances of rain are thanks to a cold front that moves through tonight, then stalls just east of us. Meanwhile, low pressure hangs out to our north and northwest, and occasionally rain will fire up from time to time thanks to being so close to that.

By no means will we have a complete washout after tomorrow, and even then, Thursday has a good chance of having some dry spots in it. But temperatures will certainly be cool, as we might not see 70 degrees except near Knoxville on Thursday.

A few rain showers are possible Thursday night into Friday, but as that low pressure starts to move from Illinois to Michigan to Canada, our chances of rain will decrease, and clouds will depart as well. A couple rain showers might happen early Friday, but most of the day should be dry, with the sun peeking out at times.

The weekend looks fantastic! We’ll see high pressure near us, meaning sunshine for a while! Look for temperatures to warm up into the mid 70s Saturday, and close in on the 80 degree mark for Sunday and Monday.

There is tropical action going on, with Tropical Storm Matthew over the eastern Caribbean right now. It’s going to slide south of Cuba this weekend, then take a hard right and run over Cuba early next week. From there, it’ll be just east of Florida by Wednesday. That one is worth keeping an eye on, and I’ll certainly be doing that in the coming days.

Also, at 2:20 PM today there was an EAS test. You may have heard it on our radio stations or on TV. We have to do those once a week and once a month as a general rule, and when there are tornado warnings the Emergency Alert System will trigger as well. The one today was to confirm whether or not stations will pick up if the President (not just this one, but any one) needs to make an emergency announcement. As opposed to the last time this was done, ours worked perfectly this time! So in the case of some terrible disaster, you’ll be able to hear any urgent messages on our stations that way.

That serves as a reminder about severe weather, too. Severe Thunderstorm Warnings are typically covered here and on the various Twitter accounts, which you can see on the right side of the blog. If there are tornado warnings, I’ll be on the air live (and get run over by the EAS a lot!) with updates telling people who needs to take cover and who is safe from storms. It’s the same general concept as the TV stations, I just can’t show you anything! So be sure to tune in, and I’ll prepare you here on the blog if situations in the coming days may bring severe weather.

Thanks for checking here for the forecast! I’ll drop in the almanac and get out of here for the afternoon. Have a great Thursday!

  • Tri-Cities Almanac
    • Temperatures
      • Tuesday: High 77, Low 57.
      • Wednesday (as of 5 PM): High 80, Low 55.
      • Average for September 27-29: High 75, Low 50.
    • Precipitation
      • Yesterday: 0.18″.
      • September to Date: 2.57″, 0.16″ below average.
      • 2016 to Date: 26.73″, 5.43″ below average.
    • Tonight’s Sunset, 7:17 PM. Thursday’s Sunrise, 7:24 AM.
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