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February 2, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

February 2, 2018

The snow has come and gone, and we have clear skies as of just before 4 PM. We’ll have calm weather into Saturday before our next chance of some sort of precipitation comes in Saturday night and Sunday. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Tuesday!

A few snow totals passed on to me by the National Weather Service folks earlier today:

  • Wise, Virginia 3″
  • Lebanon, Virginia 2″
  • Jonesville, Virginia 1.5″
  • Abingdon, Virginia 1.5″
  • Blountville, Tennessee 0.9″
  • Tri-Cities Airport 0.8″ (half of that before midnight and half after)

That pretty much fell as expected, although I thought the Tri-Cities would get at least 1 inch, and the higher Southwest Virginia totals would be 3-4 inches. I’ll take that! Another winter weather situation is possible this weekend, though, and with that comes the outlook through Tuesday:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy and cold. Low 13.
  • Saturday-Partly to mostly cloudy. High 44.
  • Saturday night-Cloudy with rain developing, changing to snow. Lows near 30.
  • Sunday-Mostly cloudy. Snow to start, changing to freezing rain then cold rain. High 44.
  • Monday-Partly cloudy. Highs near 40.
  • Tuesday-Increasing clouds, a small chance of rain. Highs near 50.

Other than frigid conditions tonight, our weather stays calm for the next 24-30 hours (starting at 4 PM). A cold front brings in rain Saturday night, which will eventually change over to snow. Then on Sunday morning, the snow will transition to rain, with a time of freezing rain in the middle. There’s probably going to be a mix of everything for a time as well.

All of this changing of precipitation types will keep us from getting a lot of snow or ice, it appears. The more rain or freezing rain, the less snow we will get. So as of right now, Saturday night and early Sunday should only yield an inch of snow in the Tri-Cities if that, with 2-4″ in the mountains. It looks like this time higher totals might be in the North Carolina mountains this time as opposed to Virginia.

We will change over to all rain Sunday, ending with flurries Sunday night. Two mostly dry days will ensue, as we warm up to near 40 on Monday and 50 on Tuesday. Rain is a possibility late Tuesday as another cold front approaches at that time.

Bottom line at this point is to be careful driving Sunday morning, especially early. Snowfall from overnight with a short amount of freezing rain might make driving rather difficult. That said, everything will change to rain during the day, and the ice threat will eventually come to an end.

Thanks for checking here for the forecast! I post one every day (except most Saturdays) between 4 and 7 PM. I’ll have another one late on Sunday. Have a great weekend!

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