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May 18, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

May 18, 2017

While reading today’s forecast, keep in mind that I won’t be using the phrase “all day” when it comes to rain we’re about to receive. Off-and-on is about the best way to put it, as we’ll have some dry spells between showers and storms through the next few days. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Monday!

As of late this afternoon, everyone is within 15 degrees of each other, from Wise to Boone, Marion to Knoxville. Cooler locations are in the mountains in the low to mid 70’s, and the warmer temperatures can be found the farther southwest you go. Storms are firing in spots, too, and that might effect the weather this evening. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy, with a few showers and storms scattered around. Low 63.
  • Friday-Partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and storms. High 84.
  • Friday night-Evening storms are possible, otherwise mostly cloudy. Low 63.
  • Saturday-Partly cloudy, with a few showers and storms possible in the afternoon. High 87.
  • Sunday-Cloudy with rain and storms likely. Highs near 80.
  • Monday-A few morning rain showers, then a cloudy afternoon. High 72.

We’ll be locked in quite the summertime weather pattern over the next few days, with warm temperatures and the ever present possibility of showers and thunderstorms. The difference is that we’ll be a little cooler, and the rain could happen at any time of the day, essentially.

Basically, for tomorrow and Saturday, expect decent amounts of dry weather, with the occasional thunderstorm just to shake things up. By no means should it rain all day (as mentioned earlier) through Saturday. Just be prepared to seek shelter when the storms do arrive.

In fact, Saturday looks to be the day that has the least rain in it for the longest amount of time. Hence the higher temperatures. The less it rains, the warmer we’ll get, and I think that’s the situation that unfolds on Saturday. However, at any time of the day, a shower or thunderstorm could happen.

A cold front that is causing all sorts of havoc with severe weather in Oklahoma and Texas right now is moving its way across the country, and will traverse Tennessee and Kentucky on Sunday. That will bring our best chances of showers and thunderstorms, and our best chance of “all-day” rain.

Rain showers continue Sunday night and into Monday morning as the front moves through. Behind it, clouds look to stay around for a little while before eventually moving out in favor of some sunshine late in the day.

Thanks for checking here for the forecast, have a great Friday!

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