February 15, 2021 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

It’s been a crazy day across most of the eastern two-thirds of the country. It’s been bitterly cold across the middle of the country, with an ice storm covering multiple states as well. And on the warm part of the system, tornadoes are touching down in Georgia, with warnings in Florida. There’s a lot going on everywhere, and some changes are coming in today’s Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast!

Certainly, it must seem weird to see a lot of snow and ice for a large swath of the country and then see severe thunderstorms and tornadoes with the same system. This is the time of year for that, and typically we’re in the frozen end of that. This time, we’re warm enough to where we’re just getting good old, cold rain, while the weather headlines happen elsewhere. And that’s just fine. We’ll see the same through the rest of the week, with some bouts of cooler weather. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Rain showers likely, windy in the mountains. Lows near 30.
  • Tuesday-A few light snow showers or freezing rain early, otherwise mostly cloudy. Morning highs near 40, dropping through the 30s in the afternoon.
  • Tuesday night-Mostly cloudy and cold. Low 18.
  • Wednesday-Mostly cloudy and dry, with a small chance of rain late. High 46.
  • Thursday-Rain showers likely. High 48.
  • Friday-Mostly cloudy, with some flurries or snow showers. High 33.

The first system that’s bringing all the snow and cold to Oklahoma and Texas will move across the South and off the coast tomorrow. So after a rainy night, we should get rid of all types of precipitation for about 24 hours before the next round arrives. Do be aware that some light snow showers or freezing rain is possible for most of us tomorrow morning. Thankfully, the accumulations should be very light.

The news around here will be the cold temperatures tomorrow night, as things drop into the teens. We’re right back to our average temperatures for a dry Wednesday, then rain moves in late Wednesday afternoon, most likely Wednesday evening. Rain could be heavy at times Wednesday night and Thursday, so if you’re in a flood prone location, be aware of that possibility.

Everything cools down with some light snow showers or flurries on a chilly Friday. We may get to the freezing mark, but that’s about it. Thankfully, most of the moisture will be gone by then.

I’ll have the first look at the weekend weather tomorrow. Have a great Tuesday!