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February 11, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

February 11, 2018

It’s been an unbelievable weekend in parts of our area with a lot of rain. With terrain like we have, flooding isn’t surprising. Folks in Southwest Virginia have been hit hard with flooding the past couple days, and while the worst is over for round one, multiple rounds of rain are on the way this week. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Friday!

While it’s been raining, I’ve taken the weekend off for illness. I had to do that a couple months ago, basically for the same type of condition. It wasn’t the flu, and thankfully last night things cleared up in my sinuses and let everything else stay out of my lungs and I feel better! So if you were listening Friday evening and Saturday or just didn’t get informed that a blog was posted, it’s because there wasn’t! I programmed all the stations on Friday and got out the door shortly afternoon.

I’ve been watching the situations unfold as I can, especially last night. I knew looking at the computer models on Thursday that this could be a major flooding event, and would’ve ratcheted up wording on that Friday if not for being sick. Turns out, we ended up with 2.3″ of rain until 5pm today starting at 12:01 Saturday morning. I have a feeling that number is higher to our northwest, but even if it isn’t, that’s enough to cause a lot of flooding in the valleys, which is what we’ve dealt with since yesterday.

We’ll have rain showers off and on tonight, a break for the most part tomorrow and Tuesday, then more rain the rest of the week. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and fog likely. Low 44.
  • Monday-Mostly cloudy with a few rain showers. High 52.
  • Monday night-Mostly cloudy, maybe a few sprinkles. Low 37.
  • Tuesday-Partly to mostly cloudy, a small chance of rain. High 55.
  • Wednesday-Cloudy with rain showers, more likely late. High 63.
  • Thursday-Mostly cloudy, scattered showers possible. High 67.
  • Friday-Cloudy, with scattered showers. High 62.

The farther we get into the weekend, the worse the confidence in this forecast gets. As it is with most things, if you start with something that’s a little bit off center, it’s going to get farther and farther off the farther out you go. That’s the case here, as we’re seeing wild swings in forecast temperatures and where what will be later this week.

For the most part, we’re getting a break in the heavy rain for a little while tomorrow through Tuesday, but don’t be surprised if there’s a little rain each day. Better chances of rain appear to return for Wednesday through Friday.

It’s way too early to tell how much rain we’ll get late this week. It’s a lot like snow, we have to get this first system out of here before we can get a good idea at the next one. As long as I’m well, I’ll be keeping an eye on it this week, with daily updates late each afternoon. Have a great week!

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