April 23, 2021 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

Clouds have overrun our area this afternoon, and we’ll continue to have to deal with that for a while this weekend. But once the sun comes out for good, the warmup gets real! Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through early next week!

Low pressure that is currently in Colorado and New Mexico will dive into Texas tonight and move through the South on Saturday. It then will turn north toward Western North Carolina tomorrow night. So expect scattered showers tomorrow, and more widespread rain is possible Saturday night. After that, we have fantastic weather coming! Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Cloudy with a couple showers possible. Low 43.
  • Saturday-Cloudy and windy with some scattered showers. High 62.
  • Saturday night-Rain likely, low 48.
  • Sunday-Maybe a morning rain shower, then becoming partly cloudy. High 67.
  • Monday-Mostly sunny and warmer. High 78.

As it looks right now, a few rain showers are possible tonight, since some are showing up on radar near Knoxville around mid-afternoon. It’s nothing too heavy, though. We’ll continue to see small chances of rain overnight, then as that system gets closer, rain chances go up.

Saturday shouldn’t feature a whole day of rain, but it’ll be around on an off-and-on basis. The best chance of widespread rain, though, comes Saturday night as that low pressure will be near Boone by late evening. It’ll be gone as soon as it arrived, though, off the east coast by Sunday morning.

So, from Sunday morning on, conditions should improve. We should have a pretty nice afternoon after all is said and done. Since no cold front moved through (it went south of us), we won’t have a drop in temperatures, but we’ll gain some degrees. Sunday should be about average, then on Monday we’ll be in the upper 70s. 80 degrees and more are possible Tuesday and Wednesday.

Our next chance of rain from there looks like it’ll be sometime on Thursday, which is six days away. I’ll be around to update the blog plenty between now and then, and as we get closer to it I’ll have a better idea about the timing of the system and all of that.

Thanks for checking here for the forecast. Have a great weekend!