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October 19, 2016 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

October 19, 2016

Today was fantastic, but our last completely sunny day for a while. A cold front is on its way, and it will bring rain we really need starting tomorrow night through Friday! Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through the weekend!

I know, it’s no fun getting wet, but when you’re well over six inches of rainfall below average for the year, I can say without reservation that the share of dry days is far and above what we should get for the first 11 months of the year. We need some rain, and this cold front will provide it. It will also provide a big cool down. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy. Fog is possible in spots by morning. Low 55.
  • Thursday-Sunny early, but clouds increase through the day. A couple showers are possible late. High 81.
  • Thursday night-Rain showers likely, with possible thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, low 53.
  • Friday-Mostly cloudy, with scattered rain showers. High 64, temperatures dropping in the afternoon.
  • Saturday-Partly cloudy, a few rain showers or morning flurries in the mountains. High 57.
  • Sunday-Mostly sunny. High 65.

This cold front starts making our weather more interesting starting tomorrow afternoon. Clouds will increase as the front approaches, and rain will eventually come from the clouds, whether it starts tomorrow afternoon or tomorrow night. Either way, we’ll get some rain, definitely tomorrow night as the cold front moves through.

We’ll have some lingering rain showers Friday, and then we’ll get out of it late in the day. I think clouds hang around for much of the day, though.

Saturday brings my first mention of snow since Spring. Temperatures in the mountains might get cold enough to bring flurries to the higher elevations Friday night and into early Saturday. It won’t be enough to do much but warn us that winter is on its way.

For most of us, the weekend should feature dry and cool conditions. After not reaching 60 on Saturday, we’ll see mid 60’s by the end of Sunday.

If you’re going up to Boone for the Appalachian State game, be sure to wear lots of layers. As usual, it won’t be a warm day in Boone when the Mountaineers play Idaho. Still, it should be a good game, so get up there if you can. Otherwise, check it out on Top Gun Radio, 870 AM and 100.7 FM. Just be sure to tune to the FM signal when sunset happens.

Thanks for looking up the forecast here…the next one comes up tomorrow afternoon, around the same time. Have a great Thursday…and if that means garbage pickup day, get those trash cans rolled down to the road tonight!

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