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November 9, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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It’s a rainy end to the work week, but we’re going to see things turn cold and dry for the weekend. Here’s the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast through Tuesday!

Tonight will feature clouds and rain in the evening hours. Behind the cold front, cooler temperatures will move in, at about the same time the moisture goes away. So toward morning there could be some snow flurries, with better chances of that in the mountains. A Freeze Warning is up for tomorrow morning as well, due to overnight lows around 30.

Cloudy conditions will start off Saturday, but the sun will be out before long. It won’t make things very warm, though, as we will likely only see temperatures top out at around 42. That will bring the coldest weather of the season tomorrow night, with clear and cold conditions. Lows will drop to near 20.

Sunday should be partly sunny and rain free except late in the day for some of us. We’ll have highs in the low 50’s. A cold front brings clouds and rain back in for Monday and Tuesday. The clouds will keep us cooler, so for each of the first two days of next week, we shouldn’t see temperatures hit 50. Monday should top out at 48, and Tuesday at 47 degrees.

That cold front finishes moving through on Wednesday, leaving us with high pressure and dry weather toward the end of next week.

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

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November 7, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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Today had a beautiful sunny start, but clouds have come in during the day, with scattered showers in spots. Light rain will feature in the forecast through tomorrow before heavier rain starts Thursday night. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast through the weekend!

Here we go, straight to the outlook:

  • Tonight-Cloudy with a few scattered showers. Low 43.
  • Thursday-Partly to mostly cloudy, with some light rain showers. Highs near 60.
  • Thursday night-Cloudy with rain showers likely. Low 45.
  • Friday-Mostly cloudy with rain. High 52.
  • Saturday-Mostly sunny and cooler. High 44.
  • Sunday-Mostly sunny. High 52.

Things are unsettled enough in the atmosphere to get some rain showers going this evening, and we’ll see light rain as a possibility (but not an all-day thing) through tomorrow. Heavier rain, as mentioned before, comes in Thursday night ahead of a cold front that passes through late Friday.

From there, things get colder and more sunny. Lows Saturday night into Sunday morning will likely be in the 30’s, with  a chilly day on Saturday. Sunday looks slightly warmer at this point.

Our average high is 62 degrees, and the average low is 37. So we’ll simultaneously have days below average and above average for a few days. Even colder weather looks possible next week.

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

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October 25, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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Clouds rolled in a lot quicker than I anticipated today, and that’s keeping things cool around the area today. Most of us will see rain starting this evening, with more on the way for all of us through the weekend. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog Thursday forecast!

Bigger patches of rain are as close as La Follette, Tennessee, right now, with much more on the other side of I-24 toward Tullahoma. That’s all moving this way thanks to remnants from a hurricane that hit the west coast of Mexico and will be moving across the Gulf Coast and the East Coast this weekend. Here’s the outlook through Monday:

  • Tonight-Cloudy with rain developing, especially after midnight. Low 48.
  • Friday-Cloudy with rain showers. High 53.
  • Friday night-Cloudy with scattered showers. Low 47.
  • Saturday-Mostly cloudy, scattered showers possible during the day. High 54.
  • Sunday-Mostly cloudy, some scattered showers. Highs near 60.
  • Monday-Mostly cloudy, a few rain showers possible. High 54.

A look at radar as of 4:25 this afternoon shows rain across southern Tennessee, along I-24 between Manchester and Chattanooga, with lots of rain west of that. Meanwhile, east of I-75 there are some scattered showers as close as Jefferson City, with a little rain along the Kentucky/Virginia border as well.

So if you’re headed out to the re-scheduled football games tonight, be aware that rain is possible. The games were moved back mainly because it’s easier to play on a football field as rain is just starting than it would be by tomorrow night after what could be an inch of rain falls. It’s late in the season, those fields have had a lot of action this fall, so rain will make them quite muddy…good move to play Thursday in a lot of places!

The rain will set in tonight, and Friday looks like a chilly, rainy day. Friday night doesn’t look much better, and scattered showers look to be a possibility off and on throughout the weekend, even into Monday.

The better chances of rain this weekend do look to be on Sunday, as a cold front moves through during the day. After that, a small chance of rain does exist behind the front for Monday.

Make sure you tune in for the ETSU High School Football Game of the Week tonight! Indeed, our game was moved up a day due to the rain, so it’s a Thursday night special for the final game of the 2018 season for us! Sullivan South hosts Sullivan North in the last game (and the 5th of 6 broadcast by us) between county schools this season. We’ll have all the action tonight from Colonial Heights starting at 6:45, and kickoff tonight will be at 7:30 on 96.3 The Possum. You can listen in online at 963thepossum.com.

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October 23, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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After a cloudy start, we have a good amount of sunshine this afternoon! We’ll continue that tomorrow, then clouds start to move in on Thursday ahead of a cold front. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast through Saturday!

Many of us are in the low 60’s this afternoon, with beautiful clear, sunny conditions. A weak cold front is moving through, so we’ll be a bit cooler tomorrow and Thursday before rain sets in Thursday night. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Mostly clear with some morning fog. Low 37.
  • Wednesday-Mostly sunny. Highs near 60.
  • Wednesday night-Mostly clear. Low 33.
  • Thursday-Partly cloudy. High 59.
  • Friday-Mostly cloudy with rain showers. Highs near 50.
  • Saturday-A cloudy day with scattered showers. High 54.

We typically have long periods of dry weather this time of year, and we’re in the midst of that. Temperatures are right at our average for this time of year during the day, and a bit below our typical overnight temperatures. Tomorrow and Thursday will be a bit cooler, with Wednesday night lows close to freezing.

Clouds start to increase on Thursday, with rain potentially starting as soon as Thursday night. The best chances of rain– thanks to low pressure developing now in the Gulf of Mexico and moving to the Carolinas by then–will be on Friday. It’ll be a cloudy, rainy, raw day typical of November most likely, with a high well below average.

A cold front sweeps everything out on Saturday, but that also means rain showers from time to time as well. So we’ll start the weekend with wet weather. As of now, rain chances are lower on Sunday, but clouds should still remain to finish off the weekend.

Due to all that rain coming Friday, the ETSU High School Game of the Week has moved! We’re covering Sullivan North at Sullivan South this week, in our final game of the season. The game will now be played on Thursday night at 7:30, so tune in to 963thepossum.com, 96.3 FM or 100.7 FM for the pre-game show starting at 6:45. There could be rain Thursday evening, so if you’re headed out to the game, be sure to prepare for that!

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October 22, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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At the beginning of the month, I mentioned that October is typically the driest of the year. While we’ve seen above normal precipitation so far, most of the next five days look to be rain free except for Friday. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Friday!

We’ve arrived in the low 60’s for temperatures in a lot of the area this afternoon, although most in the mountains are still in the upper 50’s as of almost 5 PM. Tomorrow should be a touch warmer, but a cold front makes things cooler the rest of the week. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy. Low 35.
  • Tuesday-Mostly sunny. High 67.
  • Tuesday night-Partly cloudy to mostly clear. Low 37.
  • Wednesday-Mostly sunny. High 59.
  • Thursday-Mostly sunny. High 58.
  • Friday-Mostly cloudy with rain showers. Highs near 50.

That cold front moving through tomorrow has almost no moisture with it, and won’t survive long as a cold front after it passes our area. Expect sunny skies tomorrow despite the front…which will make things cooler after it goes by.

We’ll not see 60 degrees most likely the rest of the week after the front, and Friday could well feel like a rainy November day before it’s all said and done. Clouds will move in Thursday night as low pressure moves across the Gulf Coast and eventually up the southeast coast. That will bring the rain to us on Friday, probably the worst weather day of the week.

That doesn’t bode well for all the football games this Friday, since it’s the last week of the regular season for most teams in Tennessee. I’ll keep an eye on that, but it does appear that the rain Friday should be just rain…not much chance for storms. That possibility could be different in the next few days, so don’t rule out delays just yet.

The next forecast will feature a first look at at least part of the weekend, so stay tuned. Have a great Tuesday!

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