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October 7, 2016 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

October 7, 2016

Clouds rolled in today, and it’s been a dreary, drizzly day. The clouds are indeed thanks to Hurricane Matthew, but we’re far enough away (with a mountain range between us and the hurricane) to where the effects won’t be too dangerous. Besides, we need the rain! Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for this weekend!

It’s pretty cool for most of us, with the mountains in the 60’s and the Tri-Cities in the low 70’s today. There’s not as much rain toward Knoxville, so there’s warmer air in the low 80’s down that way. Temperatures will drop thanks to a cold front moving through in the morning, then we’ll see more dry weather. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Cloudy and windy at times with scattered rain showers. Low 63.
  • Saturday-Mostly cloudy, with a few rain showers through early afternoon. High 74.
  • Saturday night-Decreasing clouds and cooler. Low 43.
  • Sunday-Mostly sunny. High 68.
  • Monday-Mostly sunny, highs near 70.
  • Tuesday-Mostly sunny. High 73.

A cold front enters West Tennessee and Kentucky tonight, and will march through the states by morning. That might help add to our rain totals, but the front is mainly dry. What the front will do is sweep clouds and rain from Hurricane Matthew out of here late in the day and overnight.

From there, high pressure resumes dominance over our weather, and we’ll have a sunny and cool day Sunday. We’ll warm up to close to average each day on Monday and Tuesday, with sunshine as well.

As for Hurricane Matthew:

hurricane-matthew-100716-1744There’s said hurricane, about 50 miles east of Jacksonville at just before 6 PM. It hasn’t made landfall yet, but has flirted with the coast of Florida since yesterday. There has been a lot of wind and rain for the entire Florida peninsula, and that’s causing issues for those who rode out the storms there.

Meanwhile, Matthew will move up the coast, likely just missing Georgia as it starts to turn a little. There is a chance of landfall near Charleston early Saturday, and then it will slowly make a right turn.

After that, Matthew’s track starts to interact a little more with Tropical Storm Nicole, which is off to the east in the Atlantic, and not going to touch land unless it hits Bermuda. Matthew will turn toward the east, and then that interaction with nearly stationary Nicole will shoot it southward, while Nicole moves north.

The good news about that interaction is that from all indications, it will cost Matthew a lot of its energy. It’s still a Category 2 hurricane, but it’s likely to lose hurricane status by Monday. Then, it’ll move toward the Bahamas once again as a tropical storm or depression, and it might cross Florida sometime next week. Meanwhile, Nicole will be hooking a right and heading away from the United States.

There are still dangerous times ahead over the next day or so from North Florida through Georgia and at least South Carolina. Storm surge and flooding rains and damaging winds will be happening throughout the weekend, regardless of the strength of Matthew.

Thanks for checking here for the forecast! After a homework assignment about the tropics last night and constant watch over Matthew, I might just take a break tomorrow for a little while. The Cubs and Vols are playing in important games, so I’ll be busy yelling at my TV for sure.

Hope you’re able to relax some in the coming days. Have a great weekend!

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