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March 9, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

March 9, 2018

It’s been a dry day with sunshine today, but clouds and some rain are coming, with a sharp divide between rain and snow through the weekend. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast through Tuesday!

Look for mostly rain in the Tri-Cities as a warm front moves through tonight. A cold front gets through here later, bringing  better snow chances for all of us. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Increasing clouds, rain developing late, changing to snow in the mountains. Low 34.
  • Saturday-Morning snow showers change to rain showers with cloudy skies. High 50.
  • Saturday night-Cloudy with a small chance of rain. Low 38.
  • Sunday-Cloudy with rain showers and some mountain snow. High 50.
  • Monday-Cloudy with rain and/or snow showers. High 45.
  • Tuesday-Partly to mostly cloudy. High 45.

We’re going to transition a lot from rain to snow and back again in the coming days, which will limit accumulations for the most part. But due to more snow being likely in Southwest Virginia, everyone there is under a Winter Weather Advisory from the National Weather Service from tonight at 7 to tomorrow morning at 7.

Here in the Tri-Cities, we’ll get rain to start, while the mountains will get snow for most of this run. A warm front moves through Saturday, which will change snow to rain for all of us. Saturday night will provide a little break for everyone before the cold front begins to push rain back in on Sunday.

Some of that rain could be quite heavy, so those of us who are not fond of snow will be happy we’ll have temperatures close to 50 by the end of Sunday afternoon. Folks in the mountains may see snow again during the day, with snow continuing off and on Sunday night.

By Monday, the cold front will get through here, and when it does we’ll see any rain that’s left over change to snow. But most of the moisture should be gone, at least for the Tri-Cities, before the cold arrives. So we’re looking at maybe an inch or two of snow through Tuesday, while folks in Southwest Virginia along I-81 north of Abingdon could see 3 to 4 inches of snow by the time it’s all said and done.

I noticed yesterday that there was a big divide between snow amounts on all the computer models, and today it’s similar, but much less of a divide. I don’t think any of this will be a crippling snow for our area, but there’s a possibility of a good amount of snow the farther east you go in Southwest Virginia by the time it’s all said and done.

I’ll be watching all of this unfold this weekend, and I’ll have updates on Twitter and here as needed. There will be one more forecast update on Sunday. Have a great weekend!

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