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July 17, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

July 17, 2018

As the sun shines this afternoon, I remember about an hour ago as thunderstorms moved through the Blountville area near the airport. It was interesting to see the storm coming on radar, then step outside and watch the actual weather move right over me. I love doing those things, but starting this evening, there won’t be much chance of that for a couple days. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Saturday!

There are still storms coming in from southeast Kentucky, and that could bring more wet weather across our area through the evening hours. A cold front will bring less humid conditions by then, and we’ll have mostly dry weather through much of Friday. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy with some evening showers and storms. Low 64.
  • Wednesday-Mainly sunny. High 86.
  • Wednesday night-Partly cloudy. Lows near 60.
  • Thursday-Mostly sunny, maybe a stray mountain shower or storm. High 87.
  • Friday-Partly cloudy, maybe some rain or a thunderstorm late. High 88.
  • Saturday-Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. High 84.

Radar is showing a few showers and storms around the area, from parts of Kentucky to Virginia and Tennessee. Those will continue moving southeast through tonight, so expect more in the way of rain and lightning and thunder between now and midnight. It doesn’t appear that storms are severe, but you’ll need to make sure to get indoors when you hear thunder. As I noted personally earlier today, lightning is frightening!

Once the front moves through, temperatures won’t cool much, but we will see less humid weather at least for Wednesday. A couple mountain storms may pop up on Thursday and Friday, but we won’t see anything organized come up until a warm front comes through Friday night and a cold front approaches Saturday. That will bring us more in the way of rain and thunderstorms.

As it looks right now, showers and storms are likely both Saturday and Sunday, with temperatures in the low 80’s. The more storms we see, the lower temperatures there will be. Our average this time of year is 86 degrees, and it appears we’ll be a bit below that each day this weekend.

I’ll have more on the weekend forecast tomorrow. If you’re headed out to FunFest in Kingsport tonight, make sure you keep an eye to the sky, as more storms are possible. Have a great Wednesday!

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