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January 16, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

January 16, 2018

As mentioned earlier, the snow is taking its sweet time getting here, but it’s almost on top of the Tri-Cities at 3:30 this afternoon. Snow showers are showing up on radar west of I-81, headed east. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through the weekend!

Snow is falling from Rogersville to Church Hill to Nickelsville, Lebanon and Honaker at half past three in the afternoon, with a few spots starting off with some light rain. Temperatures in the low 40’s in the Tri-Cities might mean rain to start here as well, but it will all be snow before too long. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Snow showers likely. 1-2 inches possible in the Tri-Cities, 3+” mountains. Low 15.
  • Wednesday-Cloudy with flurries early, becoming partly cloudy. High 23.
  • Wednesday night-Partly cloudy and cold. Low 10.
  • Thursday-Partly cloudy. Highs near 40.
  • Friday-Mostly sunny. High 48.
  • Saturday-Mostly sunny. Highs near 50.
  • Sunday-Mostly sunny. High 55.

It is indeed taking a bit longer than forecast for the snow to get here. That’s good news for sure, although I’m certain some school system managers are annoyed by that development!

It’s not snowing in any of the literal Tri-Cities as of just before 4 PM, but it will be pretty soon. The cold front is moving through, so temperatures will start dropping as the snow starts falling. It’s still a good idea to get home as soon as you can from wherever you are, though!

As for accumulations, it looks like folks in the Tri-Cities proper (as in the three cities themselves and close to them), should see an inch or two of snow through tomorrow morning, and that’s it. In fact, some might be lucky to get to an inch of snow. In the mountains, especially southwest Virginia, there may be accumulations of 3-4 inches before it’s all said and done.

Things start to clear out tomorrow afternoon, then we’ll have frigid conditions tomorrow night. I can’t rule out lows in the single digits despite that 10 posted up there. We’re going to bounce back nicely, with dry days for Thursday through Saturday.

The good news about that is, warmth! We’ll be just a bit below average (45 is what could be considered normal here in early January) on Thursday, and a touch above that on Friday. The weekend sees us 5 to 10 degrees above average with dry conditions.

Yesterday I mentioned the possibility of rain for Sunday. That’s not entirely out of the question just yet, but it does appear right now that our next chance of precipitation after tomorrow’s flurries will be on Monday afternoon.

Thanks for checking here for the forecast! Get safely in this evening and stay warm. Have a great Wednesday!

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