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October 20, 2016 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

October 20, 2016

Say goodbye to summer weather. Temperatures in the mid 80’s the last couple days will be a thing of the past starting tomorrow. A strong cold front will bring a chill to the air tomorrow afternoon and heading into the weekend. It’s time to get the warm clothes ready! Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Monday!

This is a situation that, as Cody Ray from Top Gun Radio always tells me, “makes no sense.” Typically, daytime temperatures rise, then fall back at night. Sometimes, however, if a cold front moves through in the morning, it’ll be warmer at midnight than at 4pm! So our temperatures between the low 70’s and upper 80’s across the region are about to turn into upper 30’s to mid 50’s! Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Rain likely, with possible thunderstorms. Low 58.
  • Friday-Cloudy with a few scattered showers, windy and cold. High 64, but temperatures drop through the 50’s during the day.
  • Friday night-Cloudy with a few rain/snow showers possible. Low 39.
  • Saturday-Partly cloudy, a few mountain snow flurries early. High 55.
  • Sunday-Mostly sunny. High 67.
  • Monday-Partly to mostly sunny. High 68.

I don’t normally tell people how to dress, but it’s helpful to prepare for days when things are going to be different. A cold front will move through in the morning, so the day should start wet and windy. We’ll have upper 50’s by the time most of us get out the door, but by quitting time, temperatures will have fallen to the upper 40’s, with brisk winds gusting. It will likely feel like temperatures in the 30’s.

So, it’s best to have on rain gear for the morning, followed by the late fall/early winter garb for the afternoon. As mentioned earlier, it will be colder tomorrow afternoon than tomorrow morning!

That said, we’ll have quite chilly conditions for high school football tonight, so bundle up! Gusty winds and cold temperatures won’t be nice if you’re out watching the game. And, if you’re like me and braving the elements for the Appalachian State game on Saturday, cold and wind will be making life rough. Up there, the football team might score more points than degrees reached in temperature!

I’ve said it time and time again, though, it never gets too hot or too cold for too long around here. Yes, winter is coming, and it’ll be MUCH colder than this. But after a mid-50’s type of day that won’t feel that warm Saturday, we’ll bounce right back with upper 60’s for both Sunday and Monday.

As far as the extended forecast is concerned, it’s going to be sunny for much of next week, at least through early Thursday. So we’ll get a good chance to warm back up again. But for tonight, rain is coming, and we definitely need it!

Thanks for checking here for the forecast! Stay warm the next couple days!

  • Tri-Cities Almanac Info
    • Temperatures
      • Wednesday: High 86 (beats record of 84 from 1938), Low 54.
      • Today (as of 4 PM): High 85, Low 54.
      • Tomorrow’s Averages: High 68, Low 42.
    • Precipitation
      • None Wednesday or so far on Thursday.
      • October to Date: 0.25″, almost an inch below average.
      • 2016 to Date: 26.98″, 6.7 inches below average.
    • Sunset happens tonight at 6:46 PM.
    • Sunrise Friday occurs at 7:43 AM.
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