Hurricanes and cold fronts feature prominently in our weather at least through tomorrow, and we have cloud-induced records to talk about as well. It’s all here along with today’s Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast through the weekend!
Yesterday, we tied a record for the highest minimum temperature for October 9th, as we only dropped to 68 degrees. That’s the highest low temperature recorded for the day, meaning that every hour of Tuesday was at or above that 68 marker. There’s only one day that matches that for October 9, and that’s from just last year! There’s a decent chance we might break that record for today as well, depending on how things go by midnight.
That’s all thanks to the clouds streaming north from Hurricane Michael and those coming east from a cold front. A combination of the two will bring us lots of rain tonight through Thursday. Here’s the outlook:
- Tonight-Mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and gusty winds. Low 68.
- Thursday-Rain showers likely, could be heavy at times. Windy, with highs around 71.
- Thursday night-Decreasing clouds and much cooler. Low 42.
- Friday-Partly cloudy. High 65.
- Saturday-Partly to mostly sunny. High 64.
- Sunday-Partly cloudy with a couple afternoon showers and storms possible. High 65.
Rain is coming at us from south to north because of both of the major weather features nearby. As of early evening, we’re in a break in the rain except for folks along the Tennessee/North Carolina border. Rain will take a break for many of us tonight before more starts to stream our way early tomorrow.
Thursday won’t be a very fun day to be out. It’s probably going to be a good day to take off and read a book if you have the means to do so. We’ll have clouds and rain with gusty winds at times as well. If we hit 71 degrees, that will probably be early in the day, and we’ll see that dropping as the cold front moves through around noon.
Not long after that cold front gets through here, rain will start to end as well. The front is the steering mechanism that’s getting what’s left of Hurricane Michael to exit the Carolinas a lot quicker than Florence did last month. In fact, that storm will be long gone by the end of Friday.
Cooler weather moves in behind the front, and we’ll finally get to fall-like temperatures. Overnight lows in the low 40’s start Thursday night, and highs in the mid 60’s are likely starting Friday and through the weekend. Our next chance of rain could be late Sunday, when another cold front heads our way.
Thanks for checking here for the forecast! I’ll have one more this week before the weekend gets started…with football it’s always sooner than I’d like to start the weekend on Friday.
Speaking of that, we have the ETSU High School Football Game of the Week on Friday night. After a thrilling losing-streak ender at Sullivan Central last week, we return to Sullivan North for the last three regular season games of the year. This week, the Golden Raiders play Happy Valley in a big game for district playoff seeding. We’ll be on the air at 6:45 with a 7:30 kickoff from Bloomingdale on 96.3 The Possum. Check us out online at 963thepossum.com if you can’t listen on 96.3 FM.