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March 5, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

March 5, 2018

It’s been dry since Friday! It’s always good to get a weekend without rain, and we did get that, as expected. We are going to see rain moving in tonight, and some of it might change over to snow tomorrow night in spots through Thursday morning. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast through Friday!

The good news is, it’s been so warm recently that the ground is also warm. So it’ll take a bit of snow to get accumulations of any kind, and I’m not sure we’ll get all that much. We could see rain mixing with snow at times, which should also keep accumulations down. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Cloudy with rain developing late. Low 38.
  • Tuesday-Cloudy with morning rain showers. High 57.
  • Tuesday night-Mostly cloudy, rain and/or snow showers. Low 37.
  • Wednesday-Mostly cloudy with rain showers, mixing with snow in spots. High 47 (but dropping).
  • Thursday-Cloudy and cold with snow flurries. High 39.
  • Friday-Partly cloudy. High 48.

This appears right now to be an event where we see a good amount of breaks in the precipitation. Most of it in the Tri-Cities will be in the form of rain, with some snow toward the end of this late Wednesday into Thursday. Snow showers are more likely, with accumulations more likely, in the mountains of North Carolina and Southwest Virginia.

How much? Well, I’m glad you asked. I’m thinking if the Tri-Cities gets a dusting that will be about the most of it from a snow standpoint. Higher elevations might get an inch or two, and that appears to be largely dependent on how close to West Virginia you are.

In fact, I’m tempted to leave most of western North Carolina in the same boat with the Tri-Cities in seeing very little snow accumulation. The best chances of an inch or two are likely to be in Buchanan and Tazewell Counties in southwest Virginia. That’s right up there next to Kentucky and West Virginia.

I’ll keep a close eye on it, and make adjustments. Even as I was recording today, I thought that high Wednesday might be a bit ambitious. So it’s a good chance I’ll back off on that tomorrow. We’ll see what the weather computers tell me tomorrow afternoon.

Meanwhile, don’t be too concerned about the cold or snow. It won’t be around for long. Have a great Tuesday!

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