May 3, 2021 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

Rain hasn’t been constant in our area all day, but many of us have indeed seen it. I think the same is going to be the case for tomorrow, but there is a chance of severe weather a couple different times between now and Tuesday. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Friday!

The main threats from any storms from now until Wednesday morning appear to be damaging wind gusts and perhaps some hail. With any severe thunderstorm, though, there is the chance a tornado might spin up. If any storm gets warned for such a thing, you can hear me on several frequencies in the Tri-Cities, mainly 91.5 FM WHCB, 96.3 The Possum, 97.3 Love FM, and Truth 104.1 WABN. I’ll be on WHCB first, then the other stations as I can get to them.

All that being said, here’s the overall forecast for the next four days:

  • Tonight-Mostly cloudy with some scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows near 60.
  • Tuesday-Cloudy skies, afternoon showers and thunderstorms that could be severe. Highs near 80.
  • Tuesday night-Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows near 60.
  • Wednesday-Rain possible early, becoming partly cloudy late. High 72.
  • Thursday-Mostly sunny and cooler. High 64.
  • Friday-Mostly sunny with a small chance of rain. High 63.

The way it looks right now, rain and storms are coming in different waves over the next couple days. It appears that we are done for a while as far as this evening is concerned, but more storms could develop out to our west and southwest this evening. If that happens, it appears we’re looking at overnight storms at this point.

After that, we’ll likely get another break, and maybe the sun will peek out from time to time. The more that happens, the more unstable the atmosphere will get for the afternoon round of storms, that could happen between noon and 4 PM. Those are the specific ones that have the best chance of having severe characteristics, and could cause the damaging wind and hail I was referring to earlier.

As the cold front that’s causing all this mess gets through here, scattered showers and storms are likely tomorrow night into Wednesday morning. Once that front passes, though, expect the rain to come to an end on Wednesday afternoon, with sunshine starting to filter in.

Behind the front, dry weather is likely on Thursday, with highs only in the mid 60s. Friday should be about the same, but a weak cold front may spark off a rain shower or two Friday afternoon, as highs again don’t get much past the low 60s if at all.

That’s all for this week’s forecast! I’ll hopefully have a look at the start of the weekend’s forecast next time. Have a great Tuesday!

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