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December 11, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

December 11, 2017 Leave a comment

Snow is on its way, but it doesn’t look like we’ll see too terribly much of it. Cold temperatures will be the big weather story in tonight’s Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast.

As usual, the word “snow” hits a forecast and people ask me how much there’s going to be. I don’t think the front coming in tomorrow will bring all that much to our area, as the heavier totals should be north of here. Here’s the forecast through Friday:

  • Tonight-Increasing clouds, maybe some flurries by morning. Low 30.
  • Tuesday-Cloudy and windy with scattered snow showers. High 38.
  • Tuesday night-Partly cloudy and cold. Low 15.
  • Wednesday-Partly cloudy. High 37.
  • Thursday-Partly cloudy, maybe a rain or snow shower early. High 47.
  • Friday-Cloudy with rain/snow showers. Highs near 40.

Snow showers will start late tonight and run through much of the day tomorrow, but they should be off-and-on during the course of the day. With that said, I’m not so sure that we’re going to see much. A dusting to maybe an inch if we’re lucky is about it for the Tri-Cities, and there may be an inch or two in the mountains, with better chances of that along the Virginia/West Virginia border.

Temperatures drop behind that Alberta Clipper (the name of a storm system that seemingly forms in the Canadian province where Calgary and Edmonton are located), tomorrow. Our high of 38 may well happen before noon. Temperatures are likely to drop toward freezing by tomorrow afternoon.

Things get cold tomorrow night as lows drop to the mid teens…possibly as cold as 10 degrees in the mountains. We’ll stay dry on Wednesday and most of us will on Thursday, but we could see a couple rain or snow showers in the northern part of our area in the morning hours.

Another one of those clippers breezes through here late Thursday, and it’ll bring chances of light snow on Friday in its wake. Friday is also a day where it’ll be colder in the afternoon than in the morning.

Thanks for looking to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog for the forecast! Make sure you listen for the audio forecast on WHCB 91.5 FM The Blessing, 96.3 FM The Possum, or 97.3 Love FM in the Tri-Cities. Stay warm tomorrow!

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Categories: Daily Forecast

December 10, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

December 10, 2017 Leave a comment

Cold weather has arrived since my last forecast here on the blog, and the difference is striking! Thankfully the snow wasn’t too much to worry about on Friday. There’s the chance of more snow during this week’s Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast!

I looked at the last forecast I produced before I took my vacation. One week ago was prediction of a low last Monday morning of 35 degrees, with highs projected for that day around 63. The real low temperature was well cooler at 28, but I was close to the high, as it was 64. It’s amazing how much things have changed! We’re not going to be near that for highs in the next few days, though. Here’s the outlook.

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy. Low 24.
  • Monday-Partly cloudy. High 49.
  • Monday night-Cloudy with a few showers by morning. Low 33.
  • Tuesday-Cloudy with scattered snow showers. Morning highs near 40.
  • Wednesday-Decreasing clouds. High 33.
  • Thursday-Partly to mostly cloudy, a small chance of rain or snow. High 42.
  • Friday-Cloudy and cold, morning flurries possible. Low 38.

Cold fronts move through here Tuesday afternoon and sometime Friday. Those will bring fresh blasts of cold air into our area, and some snowflakes or raindrops from time to time. As it looks right now, nothing appears to be too heavy for the next five days or so.

After that first cold front, the cold blast will be apparent. Lows Tuesday night into Wednesday morning look to be in the mid teens for most of us, closer to single digits in the mountains. Wednesday will be the coldest day of the week, as many of us will struggle to hit freezing.

I’ll have a new forecast tomorrow updating the first cold front’s progress, as it isn’t showing much moisture right now. That’s supposed to change as it gets here if the computer models are to be believed, so we’ll see what things show tomorrow afternoon. Have a great week!

Categories: Weekly Forecast

December 3, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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Good evening, everyone! Lots of changes are coming this week in terms of weather, as we’ll have temperatures similar to January by the time we reach the end of the week, with low temperatures in the teens possible as well. Welcome to this week’s Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast!

If you’ve wondered where I’ve been, it’s been busy times in the weather office that doubles as a radio programming office and several other things. We’ve been preparing Christmas programming on 91.5 The Blessing WHCB, and that took a lot to get ready by Friday morning. It’s all good now, and hopefully you’ll listen in and enjoy the programs and music!

That said, let’s get to the outlook, which turns chilly in a few days:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy with some morning fog. Low 35.
  • Monday-Partly to mostly sunny. High 63.
  • Monday night-Partly to mostly cloudy. Lows near 40.
  • Tuesday-Mostly cloudy with rain likely. High 62.
  • Wednesday-Morning snow flurries, followed by a mix of clouds and sun. High 45.
  • Thursday-Partly cloudy. High 43.
  • Friday-Cloudy with a few rain showers. High 42.

We’re going to see one more day of dry, calm weather before the changes start on Tuesday. So if you get a chance, get out on Monday and enjoy the temperatures above 60. We will get warm temperatures like that Tuesday, but there will be rain showers as a cold front pushes our way.

That front will move through Tuesday evening, and it’ll be the front of a large, cold air mass, the first of the season. We’ll see a chance for snow flurries Wednesday morning, and a dry but cool Thursday.

By the end of the week, another cold front arrives with a few more rain showers and another shot of cold air. In fact, Friday’s high around 42 might happen around midnight, with temperatures in the 30’s by the end of the afternoon.

By comparison, yesterday’s high was 63 degrees. It was a beautiful early December day. Early projections indicate that this coming Saturday will only warm up to around 35.

Big changes are certainly on the way, so it’s time to get out the cold weather gear to stay warm while outside! I’ll be back in a week’s time with a new forecast, as Cody Ray pinch hits for me on the air starting Tuesday morning. Have a great week!

Categories: Weekly Forecast

November 27, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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We’re going to have calm weather for a while this week, so here’s a quick Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast!

Look for clear skies and cool conditions tonight, another night ending below freezing. Sunshine will dominate our weather again tomorrow, as we warm up toward the lower 60’s.

After a morning about average temperature wise (close to 30), Wednesday should be a partly cloudy day at worst, with highs around 62. A cold front will bring those extra clouds by during the day.

Another front brings a partly to mostly cloudy day and a few scattered showers Thursday, with highs near 60. We start December with a few rain showers Friday morning with partly cloudy skies late as we warm up to 58 degrees.

That’s it for now! I’ll be back hopefully a little earlier in the afternoon tomorrow with a full forecast. Have a great Tuesday!

Categories: Daily Forecast

November 24, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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The sun is out, and we’re getting warmer than expected temperatures on this Friday! We’ll cool down a bit this weekend, but not much and not for long. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Tuesday!

A few clouds might move in tonight, with patchy fog possible in spots by morning. A few showers might be possible toward the middle of Saturday, but other than that, this is a mostly dry forecast. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy, fog possible in the morning. Low 34.
  • Saturday-Partly to mostly cloudy and windy, a small chance of rain. High 58.
  • Saturday night-Mostly cloudy, maybe a sprinkle or two. Low 33.
  • Sunday-Partly cloudy and cooler, high 51.
  • Monday-Mostly sunny. High 55.
  • Tuesday-Mostly sunny. High 58.

A fast moving cold front is a good thing if you don’t want rain, because it won’t be around long to bring it. That’s what’s happening tomorrow, and a few rain showers might move through late in the morning through early afternoon.

After that, clouds hang around through tomorrow night, with a few sprinkles or flurries possible. The weather will clear out by the end of Sunday, with dry weather likely for Monday and Tuesday.

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

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