January 5, 2020 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

Just when you think one thing is going to happen, another idea comes up! I wasn’t thinking of much snow for any of us tonight, but it appears that those in the highest elevations may get snow accumulation through early Wednesday morning. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight into the weekend!

I figured this front wouldn’t have enough moisture or energy with it to cause a whole lot of anything except light rain or mountain snow, but I started to realize otherwise when some decent rain fell in the Tri-Cities. That will translate to snow above 3,000 feet in the mountains, where a few inches of snow are possible. Here’s the outlook for the coming days:

  • Tonight-Cloudy with rain showers, then changing to snow showers where it hasn’t already. Lows around 28.
  • Wednesday-Mostly cloudy early, with partly cloudy conditions later on. High 43.
  • Wednesday night-Increasing clouds. Low 25.
  • Thursday-Mostly cloudy, rain moves in late, could be mountain snow. High 48.
  • Friday-Mostly cloudy with snow showers or flurries. High 43 but dropping.

So as you can see, a lot is going on. This first system will bring scattered showers for most of us tonight, until we drop into the zone of some light snow or flurries toward morning. In the higher elevations, 2-4 inches of snow are possible as all of that has been snow, or at least the majority of it.

All of that ends tomorrow, as the front moves away. We should be able to see the sun peek out from time to time tomorrow afternoon. Sadly, clouds move back in ahead of a new system tomorrow night.

Thursday appears to be dry for the most part, but rain showers move in late in the day. Friday is when the snow is most likely, as temperatures fall from a morning high of 43 into the 30s by the end of the afternoon.

Thankfully, the weekend looks to provide us a good chance of getting some dry weather, with temperatures in the 20s for lows and 40s for highs on Saturday and Sunday.

Thanks for checking here for the forecast, have a great Wednesday!