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February 18, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Week Ahead Outlook

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Warm weather is coming! We’ll get a little rain early and then late this week, but warmer weather than average all week long! Here’s a quick outlook-only Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for this week!

I’ll have more details on the weather in the coming days, but I wanted to at least get a short one going as we finish off Sunday. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Cloudy with scattered showers developing. Low 45.
  • Monday-Some morning showers, otherwise mostly cloudy. Highs near 70.
  • Monday night-Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 48.
  • Tuesday-Sunny and warm. High 75.
  • Wednesday-Partly to mostly cloudy with afternoon showers and storms. High 74.
  • Thursday-Cloudy skies with rain likely. High 68.
  • Friday-Partly to mostly cloudy with a small chance of rain. Highs near 70.

We’ll spend the majority of the week 15-20 degrees above our mid-February averages, with record highs possible on Tuesday. That record is 75 degrees from 2014, so it’s a good chance!

I’ll have more on the forecast ready to go as I can in the next few days. Have a great week!

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February 11, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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It’s been an unbelievable weekend in parts of our area with a lot of rain. With terrain like we have, flooding isn’t surprising. Folks in Southwest Virginia have been hit hard with flooding the past couple days, and while the worst is over for round one, multiple rounds of rain are on the way this week. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Friday!

While it’s been raining, I’ve taken the weekend off for illness. I had to do that a couple months ago, basically for the same type of condition. It wasn’t the flu, and thankfully last night things cleared up in my sinuses and let everything else stay out of my lungs and I feel better! So if you were listening Friday evening and Saturday or just didn’t get informed that a blog was posted, it’s because there wasn’t! I programmed all the stations on Friday and got out the door shortly afternoon.

I’ve been watching the situations unfold as I can, especially last night. I knew looking at the computer models on Thursday that this could be a major flooding event, and would’ve ratcheted up wording on that Friday if not for being sick. Turns out, we ended up with 2.3″ of rain until 5pm today starting at 12:01 Saturday morning. I have a feeling that number is higher to our northwest, but even if it isn’t, that’s enough to cause a lot of flooding in the valleys, which is what we’ve dealt with since yesterday.

We’ll have rain showers off and on tonight, a break for the most part tomorrow and Tuesday, then more rain the rest of the week. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and fog likely. Low 44.
  • Monday-Mostly cloudy with a few rain showers. High 52.
  • Monday night-Mostly cloudy, maybe a few sprinkles. Low 37.
  • Tuesday-Partly to mostly cloudy, a small chance of rain. High 55.
  • Wednesday-Cloudy with rain showers, more likely late. High 63.
  • Thursday-Mostly cloudy, scattered showers possible. High 67.
  • Friday-Cloudy, with scattered showers. High 62.

The farther we get into the weekend, the worse the confidence in this forecast gets. As it is with most things, if you start with something that’s a little bit off center, it’s going to get farther and farther off the farther out you go. That’s the case here, as we’re seeing wild swings in forecast temperatures and where what will be later this week.

For the most part, we’re getting a break in the heavy rain for a little while tomorrow through Tuesday, but don’t be surprised if there’s a little rain each day. Better chances of rain appear to return for Wednesday through Friday.

It’s way too early to tell how much rain we’ll get late this week. It’s a lot like snow, we have to get this first system out of here before we can get a good idea at the next one. As long as I’m well, I’ll be keeping an eye on it this week, with daily updates late each afternoon. Have a great week!

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February 4, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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It’s been a rainy end to the weekend, not too bad if you’re interested in an afternoon nap, that’s for sure! As everyone else is watching the big football game, I’ve been taking a look at the weather for the next few days, and more rain than snow is coming with our precipitation this week. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast through Friday!

Indeed, we’ll get a little snow behind cold fronts in the coming days, but nothing major. Rain will be a big deal with our next cold front on Wednesday. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Cloudy with light rain changing to light snow. Low 28. Little accumulation if any.
  • Monday-Morning snow flurries, then becoming partly cloudy. High 41.
  • Monday night-Fair skies. Low 25.
  • Tuesday-Partly cloudy. Highs near 50.
  • Wednesday-Rain likely. High 53.
  • Thursday-Partly cloudy after a few morning flurries. High early on near 44.
  • Friday-Partly cloudy. Highs near 50.

Days mirror each other in this forecast. Tomorrow looks a lot like Thursday, and Tuesday looks a lot like Friday. The middle day features a lot of rain, though, which is similar to today.

Starting at the beginning, don’t be surprised to see a dusting of snow in spots in the morning as the rain we’re getting this evening changes to snow for a while before the moisture stops. Tomorrow will get better as it goes along, from cloudy with flurries in the morning to partly cloudy conditions in the afternoon.

After that, we’ll have a dry day on Tuesday before a new cold front arrives Wednesday. I wouldn’t be surprised if we hear a rumble of thunder on a rainy Wednesday ahead of that cold front. After that, Thursday and Friday almost look like a carbon copy of tomorrow and Tuesday at this point, as skies clear Thursday and Friday looks dry for now.

It does appear that Saturday will involve another cold front and some rain, but with that being six days away, I’ll leave specifics to later in the week. Have a good one!

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January 21, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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We’ve reached an interesting anniversary today! We think it’s been cold with temperatures in the single digits, but today is a reminder of the coldest day since records have been kept here! Thankfully, our weather this week will have nothing to do with extreme cold. Here is the forecast for this week!

  • Tonight-Partly to mostly cloudy, with morning fog possible. Low 38.
  • Monday-Mostly cloudy and windy, rain moves in late. High 64.
  • Monday night-Clouds and rain. Low 38.
  • Tuesday-Morning rain showers, then mostly cloudy. Highs early around 48.
  • Wednesday-Partly to mostly cloudy. High 46.
  • Thursday-Partly cloudy. Highs near 50.
  • Friday-Mostly sunny, high 58.

A cold front approaches, then moves through tomorrow night. That will hopefully diminish our chances of thunderstorms, but if they happen that’ll be tomorrow afternoon. Tomorrow night should just feature rain showers as the cold front moves through.

After that, we’ll have a few showers early Tuesday, then we’ll be back to dry weather for the rest of the week. Coldest day will be Tuesday as temperatures drop behind the front, then we’re back in the 50s by Thursday.

As mentioned above, today (Sunday the 21st) is the 33rd anniversary of the coldest recorded temperature here in the Tri-Cities. We dropped to -21 on this day in 1985. I don’t remember but a time or two I’ve forecast below zero temperatures, much less -21. I was alive for that, but I’m sure happy I don’t remember it! Something tells me that even then, I knew to stay inside all day!

I’ll have another forecast ready to go for you tomorrow afternoon. Have a great week!

Categories: Weekly Forecast

December 31, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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Frigid, late January weather is going to be the story of the first week of 2018. Stay bundled up and take all your usual cold weather precautions pretty much all week long. Here’s this week’s forecast.

  • Tonight-Cloudy with a few flurries. Low 9.
  • Monday-Cloudy and cold. High 23.
  • Monday night-Partly cloudy. Low 6. Wind chills below zero.
  • Tuesday-Partly sunny. High 28.
  • Wednesday-Clouds and flurries. High 33.
  • Thursday-Partly cloudy. High 24.
  • Friday-Partly cloudy with snow flurries. High 24.

The main goal of the week is to stay warm! Don’t be outside too much, if you don’t have to.

I’ll have a full weather forecast either tomorrow or Tuesday afternoon. Happy New Year!

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