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October 15, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Weekly Forecast

October 15, 2017 Leave a comment

It looks like we’ll have dry weather for most of the week. Rain is on its way for tonight, and then sunshine returns MOnday afternoon. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog weekly forecast!

A cold front is bringing two lines of showers and possible storms with it. I don’t think anything will be too strong, though, but don’t expect tomorrow to be very warm. Our first frost is possible in spots tomorrow night, with sunshine each day through at least Friday. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Scattered showers and maybe a thunderstorm. Low 52.
  • Monday-Maybe a morning rain shower, then becoming partly cloudy. High 62.
  • Monday night-Becoming mostly clear, morning frost possible. Low 37.
  • Tuesday-Mostly sunny. High 68.
  • Wednesday-Mostly sunny. High 72.
  • Thursday-Mostly sunny. High 73.
  • Friday-Mostly sunny. High 74.

After the rain ends either tonight or early tomorrow, we’re done with rain for a while. Cooler air comes in behind the front, and our first frost is possible by Tuesday morning.

From there on, more seasonal temperatures will happen at least through Wednesday, and we’ll warm up toward the mid 70’s by the end of the week, which will be a tick above average.

IF the long term models are right (and that’s a big IF…hence the all-caps), we might not see any rain at all until a week from Monday, on the 23rd. I’ll keep an eye on that throughout the week, especially later on.

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

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October 13, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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I’ve heard it said today that it feels like summer outside. That’s true, with temperatures in the low 80s across most of East Tennessee at mid-afternoon. Changes are coming once we get past the weekend, though. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog weekend forecast through Tuesday!

It’s a tie at 82 degrees this afternoon, at least as of just before 2 PM today, between Tri-Cities Airport, Virginia Highlands Airport, and near Sevierville. Clouds have kept the mountains cooler, where some are struggling to see 60. We might all have similar problems when it comes to Monday’s weather. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy. Low 58.
  • Saturday-Mostly sunny. High 83.
  • Saturday night-Partly cloudy. Low 58.
  • Sunday-Increasing clouds, maybe a rain shower developing late. Better rain chances Sunday night. High 83.
  • Monday-A small chance of rain early, becoming partly cloudy and cooler. High 64.
  • Tuesday-Mostly sunny. High 65.

Temperatures more than ten degrees above average for mid-October will continue through the weekend. Late Sunday, a cold front will change all of that. Rain starts to develop Sunday afternoon, but showers and storms are much more likely for Sunday night. Most of the rain–and the front–will be gone by Monday.

As we clear out Monday afternoon, temperatures will be much cooler, a bit below average. Temperatures will warm up (or stay) in the mid 60’s during the afternoon, then dropping to near 40 in the Tri-Cities, below that in the mountains. It’ll be the mid 60’s for us for Tuesday at the end of the day.

The rest of next week looks dry and cool. Temperatures should get up to the low 70’s by the end of the week for highs, with lows in the mid 40’s for the most part after we drop potentially into the 30’s Tuesday morning.

That’s it for me this week! I’ll be on Top Gun Radio tonight at 7:15 for the Sullivan County Game of the Week, the conference championship game between Sullivan North and Happy Valley! Tune in on 96.3 FM, 100.7 FM, and on Topgunradio.com for all the action. I’ll have a new forecast Sunday afternoon. Have a great weekend!

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October 12, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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As we stretch into late Thursday, it’s warmer in the Tri-Cities than in the rest of the state! That’s not normal, but it’s thanks to stubborn clouds over Middle and West Tennessee while we see sunshine. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Monday!

It’s a sunny day here, but cloudy toward Nashville. That keeps us in the low 80’s and them in the mid 60’s this afternoon. Dry weather will stay in the forecast through most of Sunday, with similar temperatures. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy with morning fog in spots. Low 57.
  • Friday-Mostly sunny. High 82.
  • Friday night-Partly cloudy. Low 58.
  • Saturday-Mostly Sunny. High 82.
  • Sunday-Increasing clouds, rain showers developing late and overnight. High 80.
  • Monday-A few rain showers, becoming partly cloudy and cooler. High 65.

High pressure hangs around the Smokies tomorrow through early Sunday, bringing dry weather to all of us, except for a few stray rain showers tomorrow in the mountains near Boone, Newland and Jefferson. Otherwise, we’re going to see sunshine through the first half of the weekend.

A cold front moves our way during the day Sunday, bringing clouds with it and a decent chance of rain. Right now, it looks like the best rain chances will be Sunday night into early Monday as the front gets through here. Cooler weather moves in behind the front.

Then, next week gets dry again. If the latest models are to be believed (and sometimes they’re not), we might not see rain after Monday the 16th until the following Sunday! I’ll believe that when I see it, though.

I’ll have one more weekend update tomorrow, a little earlier in the afternoon. Have a great Friday!

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October 11, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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There’s not any rain around the area today, but there are a lot of clouds scattered around. The sun is covered by those clouds one minute and not obscured the next. We’ll see that for the rest of the day, before a cold front brings overcast conditions and maybe a few rain showers tonight. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast through Monday!

Off to the outlook we go:

  • Tonight-Cloudy with a small chance of rain. Better chances of morning fog. Low 56.
  • Thursday-Becoming partly cloudy. Maybe a little rain in the mountains. High 78.
  • Thursday night-Partly cloudy. Low 55.
  • Friday-Partly cloudy. High 81.
  • Saturday-Partly to mostly sunny. High 83.
  • Sunday-Partly sunny, clouds increasing late, with rain overnight. High 84.
  • Monday-Partly to mostly cloudy, a few rain showers. Much cooler. High 65.

A weak cold front has clouds to our west and Memphis about 20 degrees colder than us this afternoon. That’s coming this way, but it doesn’t look like there’s much moisture with it. I’m keeping a small chance of rain in the forecast for the higher elevations, but that’s about it through tomorrow.

For the rest of us, we’ll stay dry for the most part tonight and clear out by tomorrow afternoon. That will lead to a multi-day dry stretch, not nearly as long as the one we saw before this past Sunday. In fact, this coming Sunday might see rainfall, especially after dark.

Rain chances continue into early Monday before we dry out again. This time, we could have several days of rain free weather looking ahead to the rest of next week.

The big deal is the cooler temperatures. We’re still in the upper 70’s to mid 80’s through Sunday, then when that cold front passes, we’ll see a big temperature drop and it’ll finally feel like fall for a while!

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

Categories: Daily Forecast

October 10, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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Rain has stayed away for much of the day, but off to our south there are scattered showers around. It won’t be rain all the time, but off-and-on rain through tomorrow before we dry out for a bit. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through the weekend!

We’ve hit the mid 80’s at the airport this afternoon, the hottest location between Wytheville, Boone, Middlesboro, and Knoxville today. That’s not a normal thing, but rain near the Knoxville area has cooled them off. That’s heading our way, with more scattered around tomorrow. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Cloudy with a few showers or storms. Low 65.
  • Wednesday-Partly cloudy with off-and-on rain showers. High 83.
  • Wednesday night-Partly cloudy, a small chance of rain. Low 58.
  • Thursday-Partly cloudy. High 78.
  • Friday-Mostly sunny. High 79.
  • Saturday-Mostly sunny. High 81.
  • Sunday-Partly cloudy, with rain and storms possible late. High 83.

A cold front moves through in the morning, and that’s what’s causing the rain this afternoon toward Knoxville that’s moving our way. Another round or two of rain showers (and maybe some thunder) is possible through tomorrow morning before things start to clear out.

From there, we’ll see dry weather through Saturday, except for maybe some rain in the mountains east of the Tri-Cities through Thursday. After that, our next chance of rain comes in with a cold front late Saturday that might start showers as soon as the late afternoon, but we should see rain Sunday night and into Monday with that system as it looks right now.

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

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