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September 19, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

September 19, 2017

It’s been a sunny day for most, but a few rain showers have popped up this afternoon, mainly in southwest Virginia. That looks to be the trend, as dry weather will be the main factor in our weather for a while. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Sunday!

While a line of showers and storms moved through Tennessee today, only one storm popped up in our area, near Dungannon in southwest Virginia. We topped out in the mid-80s everywhere else, which is about where we should be in the next few days. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy with a small chance of rain. Low 58.
  • Wednesday-Mostly sunny with a couple showers and storms late. High 85.
  • Wednesday night-Partly cloudy, a small chance of rain. Lows near 60.
  • Thursday-Mostly sunny, with a rain shower or two late. High 85.
  • Friday-Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of rain. High 85.
  • Saturday-Mostly sunny. High 86.
  • Sunday-Mostly sunny. High 86.

Despite the fact that fall starts on Friday, we’re seeing summer-like weather with temperatures in the mid 80’s (about five degrees above average) and afternoon pop-up storms. By far, most of us will stay dry through much of the next five days. Be aware that during the afternoon and evening each day, there might be a rain shower popping up, with some thunder from time to time.

I didn’t mention rain for Saturday or Sunday in the afternoons, because it’s so far away right now. I’m sure I’ll be adding that in the coming days, but there’s nothing organized that’s going to bring us rain anytime soon.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Jose is far enough east of Virginia Beach to not bring too much in the way of damaging winds, but if you’re there you know a tropical system is close. That storm will move up the coast in the next couple days, then coast around in the Atlantic for a few days.

Hurricane Maria is the big story. It’s a Category 5 storm, the highest level you can get. It just passed through some of the islands in the Atlantic, and they’re not reporting good things at all. Maria moves closer to the United States in the coming days, but may take a similar curve to Jose. If Jose stays up there long enough, that might keep Maria out of the States altogether. I’ll keep an eye on that storm for sure over the coming days, as it has Puerto Rico in its sights as we speak.

That’s all for now! I should have another update ready to go tomorrow afternoon. Have a great Wednesday!

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