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August 28, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

August 28, 2018

Summertime weather continues in late August, and we’ll have typical late August weather through the rest of the month. In fact, we’ll start September with temperatures a bit above average. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Saturday!

Weather is calm here in our area this afternoon, with late afternoon storms not popping up just yet as of 3:45 PM. A cold front that will arrive in a much weaker form later this week is spawning off severe thunderstorms in Wisconsin, making that the weather news of the day. Our forecast is hot and humid for a while:

  • Tonight-Maybe an evening rain shower, then partly cloudy. Low 65.
  • Wednesday-Morning fog, then a sunny day with pop-up afternoon storms possible. Highs near 90.
  • Wednesday night-Partly cloudy with a few scattered showers and storms possible. Low 68.
  • Thursday-Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 85.
  • Friday-Partly cloudy with scattered mainly afternoon storms. High 85.
  • Saturday-Mostly sunny, only a small chance of rain late in the day. High 87.

High pressure is close at hand, but this time of year that doesn’t mean all that much. Occasionally on afternoons like this, cumulus clouds in the sky grow up into the atmosphere to become cumulonimbus clouds, which bring a short respite from the heat with rain and a few rumbles of thunder. They quickly die down, especially at night. These are called pulse storms.

The cumulus clouds outside my window in Blountville this afternoon don’t have much vertical development, which should mean less storms today. However, that could be a different situation in the higher elevations, so keep that in mind until sunset.

After that, we’ll have a little fog early in the morning, with tomorrow looking similar to today. That cold front brings better rain and thunderstorm chances Thursday and Friday before it dies out, leaving Saturday as a very warm and humid day with afternoon storms possible once again.

As always, keep in mind that if you’re near one of the storms, get indoors until it dies down or moves on. It’s rarely too long before you can get outside and resume working or playing again.

Speaking of playing, the ETSU High School Game of the Week stops off at Sullivan North Friday night as the Golden Raiders take on Cosby. I’ll be on the air with Rick Brooks for all the action starting at 6:45 Friday evening, with kickoff coming at 7:30 on 96.3 The Possum. You can stream us online at http://www.963thepossum.com.

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