You know the old saying about meteorologists and being wrong a lot? I’m not going to repeat it, but I know you’re thinking of it right now. It doesn’t happen as often as you may think, and there are a boatload of different reasons that I’m not going to list here. But for today, that happened to me. I’ll explain how in this edition of the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast!
If you read yesterday’s forecast, either on the radio stations’ websites or here, you know I said we’d have the sun coming out from time to time this afternoon, with rain ending by morning. There wasn’t a bit of that happened. The only right word I said is “rain.” It’s something that happens, and there are a whole boatload of different reasons for that, which I also will not list here. The goal is to get better, and it’s always better to get better when something doesn’t go your way. So while I’m in “beware the darn clouds” mode, let’s look ahead toward the forecast through the weekend:
- Tonight-Partly cloudy, with some morning fog possible. Low 43.
- Thursday-Mostly sunny, high 65.
- Thursday night-Partly cloudy with a few rain showers late. Low 44.
- Friday-Mostly sunny and windy, with a small chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs near 60.
- Saturday-Mostly sunny. High 63.
- Sunday-Partly cloudy, a few afternoon showers and storms are possible. High 74.
As of around 7 PM Wednesday evening, low pressure is still over Charlotte, not too far away as the crow flies. And that is the reason we’re still locked under a bunch of clouds. That low pressure moves off the South Carolina coast tomorrow, and the farther away it gets, the better chance of clearing conditions we will see. That’s good news, leading to mostly sunny conditions by the end of the day.
Tomorrow night, a quick-moving cold front moves through, bringing a small chance of rain toward morning. As low pressure gets into the Plains, we have a small chance of rain late Saturday and on Sunday as that front moves closer. Sunday actually looks like more of a rainy day at this point, but I’ll keep an eye on that as we get closer to it.
Thanks for checking here for the forecast today. Have a great Thursday!