January 6, 2020 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

Well, the sun coming out didn’t quite pan out like I thought it would. That kept temperatures lower than expected as well. As it looks right now, sunshine might not be around much until we get to the weekend, with some snow possible between now and then. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Sunday!

It doesn’t look like a crippling snow situation coming, but Thursday night through Friday does appear to hold a decent amount of snow for us, with more in the higher elevations. Here’s the outlook for the basics in the coming days:

  • Tonight-Mostly cloudy. Low 27.
  • Thursday-Mostly cloudy, a small chance of rain late. High 47.
  • Thursday night-Cloudy with rain showers early changing to snow showers. Low 32.
  • Friday-Mostly cloudy with scattered show showers. High 39.
  • Saturday-Becoming partly cloudy. Highs near 40.
  • Sunday-Partly cloudy. High 44.

A storm system will come our way from Texas and move through the South through tomorrow night and Friday. That means we’ll see some interesting weather. The beginning of the precipitation should be rain late tomorrow afternoon or tomorrow evening for most of the Tri-Cities, with snow in the mountains.

Thursday night will feature rain changing to snow for everyone if it hasn’t already. That means we could have an inch or two of snow on the ground through Friday, when most of the snow changes to light showers or flurries. In the mountains, though, there will be more periods of heavier snow, so 4-6 inches of snow will be possible there.

Friday, as mentioned, should feature snow flying around at some rate during most of the day. Once we get to Saturday, everything starts to clear out. We should finally get to see a little sunshine each day this weekend as the sun alternates in and out of cloud cover from time to time.

I’ll be back tomorrow afternoon with one more update before the snow starts flying. Have a great Thursday!