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July 18, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

July 18, 2018

The humidity is lower, temperatures are a bit lower, and it’s been a nice Wednesday! Both of those aforementioned things are on their way up, with showers and storms likely late Friday through the weekend. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast through Sunday!

We barely missed a record yesterday! Out here in Blountville at the airport, we received 0.94 inches of rain on Tuesday. That was just short of the record set in 2014…it was 0.95″! So we just missed out on an historic day. The record lowest rain on a July 18th is likely today (none) and could happen tomorrow. Here’s the outlook to explain that it might not!

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy. Low 64.
  • Thursday-Mostly sunny with a small chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm. High 87.
  • Thursday night-A slight chance of rain or a storm early, then partly cloudy. Lows near 60.
  • Friday-Partly to mostly sunny, a few showers and storms possible in the afternoon. High 88.
  • Saturday-Rain and storms likely. High 83.
  • Sunday-Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs near 80.

To clarify, any day that is dry with no rain automatically ties the record for lowest amount of rain on a given day. I’m sure there are records for that, but the National Weather Service doesn’t announce record low precipitation days, only highs. After all, you can’t get lower than zero rain, right?

That said, tomorrow should be a typical summer day, and that holds a small chance of one of those pop-up showers and storms. Should that storm rain over the airport at any time, we’ll get some official rainfall. Otherwise, dry weather is likely tomorrow. For everyone, it’s the same way. It’ll be a dry day unless that one storm (or up to a few) rains right on you. So keep that in mind, but a dry day is likely tomorrow.

A warm front moves through Saturday, so as it approaches rain showers and storms become more numerous late Friday. Rain and storms are likely behind that front Friday night and Saturday as the cold front comes in behind it. I won’t say it’ll rain all day Saturday, as we’ll see some breaks in the storms from time to time. But a lot of rain is definitely possible each day this weekend.

Thanks for checking in here for the forecast! I always try to get these up by 5 PM, but a lot of times “radio stuff” gets in the way and I end up a little late on that. Tonight, it’s around 6:30. So be sure to stay tuned each evening for the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast. It’s also tweeted, by the way, @wxmc, @whcbradio, and @963thepossum, and on WHCB’s Facebook page!

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