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February 22, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

February 22, 2018

Two records were broken yesterday, and the rain has stayed away for today as well. A couple rain showers are possible tonight, but the next organized rain won’t happen until this weekend. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast through Monday!

Yesterday, we broke two high temperature records. The record high was 82, beating the previous record from 1997, and beating the warmest February day by two degrees as well. So, since 1937 when records have been kept, it was the warmest February day on record. Also, a third record was broken as we had the warmest low temperature on record for February 21, at 60 degrees. That one was smashed, as the previous warmest low temperature for the date was 50 degrees, set just a few years ago.

All that said, our warm weather trend continues, as we’ll be 20 or more degrees above average through the weekend. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Variable clouds, a small chance of rain. Low 55.
  • Friday-Partly cloudy and warm, high near 80.
  • Friday night-Partly cloudy, low 54.
  • Saturday-Increasing clouds, scattered showers and storms late. High 74.
  • Sunday-Mostly cloudy, with rain likely and possible thunderstorms. Highs near 70.
  • Monday-Partly cloudy and cooler. Highs near 60.

There’s a lot to unpack here, including considering that Nashville is just approaching 60 degrees at 3 PM central time. Over here at the same time but in the Eastern time zone at 4 PM, it’s in the upper 70’s in the Tri-Cities, with the 80 number breached once again earlier this afternoon. A stationary front is between us, and it sent rain our way earlier. That rain fizzled out on the way, though, soon after it hit I-75.

A couple rain showers are still to our west, and they might get here and dampen things a bit tonight. Aside from that, most of us should be dry into Saturday. Tomorrow’s high of 80, should we hit that, will beat the record of 79 degrees set in 1996.

A cold front develops and then brings us rain on Saturday, but mainly late in the day. Thunderstorms are possible ahead of the front. Said front will move through on Sunday, bringing better chances of daytime rainfall, with thunderstorms a possibility as well. We’ll cool down a bit, but temperatures will still be above average throughout the forecast.

Behind the cold front, expect cooler temperatures to some degree. We’ll go from nearly 20 degrees above average to 8-10 degrees above average for Monday, with highs closing in on 60.

Be sure to tune in for WHCB’s Sharathon tomorrow! We’ve been on for a couple days (explaining my absence from the blog recently), and tomorrow is the final day. Tune in to 91.5 FM here in the Tri-Cities, or go to WHCBRadio.org and listen or give there. Please help us keep the ministry going through tomorrow evening!

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