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May 23, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

May 23, 2018

A few scattered showers are around late this afternoon, and should continue for some into the evening. Less humid air comes in tonight and through tomorrow before rain chances return for Friday and the Memorial Day weekend. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast through Sunday!

Things are mostly quiet right now, after a few quick rain showers earlier this afternoon. A weak cold front just went through today, meaning less humid air returns. That won’t last long, as there won’t be much difference between the air that’s here now and the air that’s coming Friday. Here’s the outlook for the next four days:

  • Tonight-An evening rain shower or two, otherwise partly cloudy. Low 59.
  • Thursday-Perhaps some patchy morning fog, otherwise partly cloudy with a stray mountain thunderstorm. High 84.
  • Thursday night-Partly cloudy. Low 61.
  • Friday-Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms developing. High 84.
  • Saturday-Scattered showers and thunderstorms likely. High 84.
  • Sunday-Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 83.

In these forecasts, keep in mind that “scattered” generally means that some will get rain, some won’t and it will not rain all day most likely. Just remember to be prepared if a thunderstorm moves toward your location so you can get inside quickly!

That said, we shouldn’t see too much of that tonight through tomorrow night since we’re behind that cold front. The difference between air ahead of the front and behind it becomes nothing by Friday, indicating the end of the front. That also indicates that we’ll be back to summer-type weather, with lots of white, puffy clouds and some of those becoming big thunderstorms and rain makers. Friday looks like that, with better chances of more widespread rain for the weekend.

As for temperatures, we’ll stay about five or six degrees above average for highs, as we’ll stay generally in the low 80’s. Lows will be in the low 60’s after tonight, which is nearing ten degrees above average. It does feel like a summer pattern, which is setting up a bit early this year.

After the weekend, things get  cloudy. As in less certain! Low pressure will develop in the Gulf of Mexico Friday and Saturday, and start moving toward the Gulf Coast by Sunday. What happens after that is a wild guess at this point. If it moves farther east toward us, we could see lots of rain and perhaps flooding next week. If it goes farther west, not so much. I’ll keep a close eye on that system as it develops in the coming days.

Meanwhile, if you’re heading to a graduation ceremony in the next few days, Thursday looks like the better day to have it outside, while Friday events might need to be indoors. Be sure to check with the school you’re going to for whether they’ll be on the football field or the basketball gym (the most likely graduation locations around here). I know Sullivan East has already decided to have ceremonies in the gym for Thursday evening.

That’s a forecast a little longer than normal…but there’s a lot going on, especially with next week’s uncertainty. Thanks for reading it, and have a great Thursday!

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