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August 22, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

August 22, 2017 Leave a comment

It’s been a sunny and hot day around the area, not too unusual for late August. There’s a cold front on its way toward us, and it’ll bring showers and storms late tonight and in the morning, and cooler weather after that! Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Friday!

Officially, we saw 90 degrees here in the Tri-Cities for our high temperature today. It was a tick warmer in Knoxville at 91, with Chattanooga coming in at 94 today. We won’t see temperatures that warm for the entirety of this forecast! Here’s the outlook to prove it:

  • Tonight-Increasing clouds, with overnight showers and storms. Lows near 70.
  • Wednesday-Cloudy with rain early, partly cloudy late. High 81.
  • Wednesday night-Partly cloudy and cooler. Low 56.
  • Thursday-Mostly sunny. Highs near 80.
  • Friday-Mostly sunny. Highs near 80.

The aforementioned cold front is set to move through here tomorrow morning. That will bring showers and storms mainly after midnight tonight, and before noon tomorrow. As the front departs, we’ll see more and more sunshine as the afternoon goes on.

This cold front actually means some business, as tonight’s low will be close to 70, and tomorrow’s will be in the mid 50’s! That’s a big difference, even if the daytime highs only drop about ten degrees.

Thursday and Friday look beautiful and dry, and even Saturday looks mostly dry as we start to warm back up. There will be a small chance of rain each day this weekend.

That’s all for now, thanks for looking here for the forecast today. Have a great Wednesday!

Categories: Daily Forecast

August 21, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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It’s been an interesting and busy day in the Tri-Cities with the start of the Appalachian Fair and then the eclipse! Weather becomes more of a factor in life starting tomorrow night and Wednesday, then we cool off. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Friday!

Temperatures still got close to 90 this afternoon, despite the loss of about 7 degrees or so due to the eclipse. I was able to watch it thanks to some glasses others were able to pick up earlier, and it was interesting to see, for sure! As we go through tomorrow, more and more clouds will block the sun, with rain and storms tomorrow night. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Fair skies, except patchy morning fog. Low 65.
  • Tuesday-Mostly sunny with a slight chance of rain. Highs near 90.
  • Tuesday night-Partly cloudy, scattered storms developing late. Lows near 70.
  • Wednesday-Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 81.
  • Thursday-Partly to mostly sunny. High 81.
  • Friday-Mostly sunny. High 82.

A cold front will bring the clouds tomorrow late in the day, then rain and storms begin to come in tomorrow night. We’ll have more numerous showers and storms Wednesday until the front passes.

After that, cooler air arrives! We’ll go from near 90 tomorrow to close to 80 for both Thursday and Friday, with neither of those days aided by rain cooling. So if you’re planning on going to the Appalachian Fair, by far the best two days are going to be Thursday and Friday. And Saturday won’t be too bad, either.

I’ll have more on the weekend forecast hopefully tomorrow. Have a great Tuesday!

Categories: Daily Forecast

August 20, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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With all the NASCAR fans out of town, we now turn our focus to the eclipse! And it doesn’t look like there will be much of a problem seeing it, just make sure you have the right kind of gear for your eyes! Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog for tonight through Friday!

We reached 90 degrees in the Tri-Cities today, and every computer thinks that will happen tomorrow as well. The eclipse will go on for nearly three hours, so I think we’ll fall short of that. Later this week, storms come in and cooler temperatures arrive. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Mostly fair, with patchy morning fog. Low 65.
  • Monday-Mostly sunny (except from 1:07 to 3:59) with a small chance of a mountain shower. High 89.
  • Monday night-Partly cloudy. Low 66.
  • Tuesday-Mostly sunny, a small chance of a pop-up shower or thunderstorm. Highs near 90.
  • Wednesday-Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 78.
  • Thursday-Partly cloudy. Highs near 80. Maybe a rain shower in the morning.
  • Friday-Mostly sunny. High 81.

For the eclipse tomorrow, be sure not to use normal sunglasses, but the ones that are approved by NASA or a similar organization. I’m not sure if there are any left around here, so if you don’t have any, be sure to not look at the eclipse! As it is at any time, looking directly at the sun without proper protection is dangerous.

All that said, everyone in the Tri-Cities should be able to see the eclipse. According to the National Weather Service, we should see 96.48% totality tomorrow…not completely, but close enough. That’s why I think we don’t hit 90 tomorrow. However, other than the height of the eclipse, Monday should still be a hot day.

After that, Tuesday should be a sunny day with a small chance of rain until late. A cold front will arrive on Wednesday and bring storms ahead of it Tuesday night and during the day Wednesday.

Behind the front, we’ll see cooler than average temperatures, going from 5 degrees above that today to that far below it on Thursday with a small chance of rain early. Friday looks fantastic, with a good supply of sunshine and we’ll just hit 80 on the last day of the work week.

That means if you’re going to the Appalachian Fair, my suggestion would be Thursday or Friday. Wednesday doesn’t look good at all, while the first two days look quite hot, typical of late August. While you’re there, make sure to visit the WHCB booth inside commercial building #1, especially during the hot days since there’s air conditioning! Top Gun Radio will be outside that building with Love FM nearby as well. I’ll be in the WHCB booth on Saturday morning.

Have a great week, everyone! Thanks for reading the weekly forecast today!

Categories: Weekly Forecast

August 18, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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It’s auto racing time in Bristol, with events going on at the track tonight and tomorrow night. The weather should cooperate, especially on Saturday. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for the weekend!

Temperatures are comfortable this afternoon, cooler as you head north and higher in elevation, and warmer toward Knoxville. While they are near 90 degrees now, we’ll all get close to that starting as early as Sunday. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy, a few evening showers. Low 63.
  • Saturday-Mostly sunny and warmer. High 87.
  • Saturday night-Partly cloudy, patchy fog late. Low 63.
  • Sunday-Mostly sunny. Highs near 90.
  • Monday-Mostly sunny with a small chance of rain in the mountains. High 88.

A weak cold front moves through our area tonight, and might spark off a rain shower or two. Should that happen, they might have to delay NASCAR for a little while. The race gets in tonight for sure, as we get drier as we go along.

It will be typical August weather on Saturday, without the afternoon rain chance! So it looks like all systems are go for the night race tomorrow night. Patchy fog might become an issue late after the race, but that’s about it.

For the rest of the weekend, expect sunshine and hot temperatures. The same is true for Monday, with temperatures a couple degrees cooler because of the eclipse! We’re not in the area of totality, but we’ll see enough blockage to drop our temperatures for a little while Monday afternoon, and that will knock us down a degree or two.

I’ll have more on that on Sunday, and if anything unexpected happens tomorrow, you’ll get it here. Have a great weekend!

Categories: Daily Forecast

August 17, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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If you’re headed out for Race Night in downtown Bristol, or the handful of high school football games going on, the majority of the evening should be dry. Early on, though, there may be a couple rain showers or storms. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Monday!

To the outlook we go…football broadcast preparation is underway!

  • Tonight-A few showers and storms at times, otherwise partly cloudy. Lows near 70.
  • Friday-Partly cloudy with some scattered showers and storms. High 87.
  • Friday night-Partly cloudy with a couple isolated showers and storms. Low 63.
  • Saturday-Partly to mostly sunny and warmer. High 89.
  • Sunday-Mostly sunny. Highs near 90.
  • Monday-Mostly sunny. High 91.

There are a few storms near Knoxville right now, and they’re headed generally in our direction. They should arrive shortly after 7 pm, so if you’re at Johnson County, Sullivan Central, or Tennessee High, make note of that. It looks right now like storms from the west may be a bigger threat to football and race night in Bristol.

We’ll get a break for a while tonight, then a few showers and storms are possible off-and-on tomorrow. After that, a warm front moves through, bringing sunny and warmer conditions. We’ll have temperatures close to 90 each day Saturday through Monday with lows in the upper 60’s each night.

Off I go for the Sullivan County Football Game of the Week between Sullivan North and Sullivan Central! We’ll start the broadcast at 7pm, so be sure to give us a listen on 96.3 FM, 100.7 FM, or at Top Gun

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