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August 12, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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August weather will be the plan for most of this week, with only a small chance of rain and storms each day until Friday. We’ll have temperatures a bit cooler, at least for the first couple days of the week. Welcome to this week’s Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast!

Tonight should be partly cloudy, as most rain is done for the night. Look out for patchy fog in the morning, and we’ll have lows around 64. Now to the outlook for this week’s forecast:

  • Monday-Partly cloudy, a small chance of rain or a thunderstorm. High 83.
  • Monday night-Partly cloudy, maybe an evening shower or storm. Low 63.
  • Tuesday-Partly sunny, maybe rain or a storm in the mountains. High 84.
  • Wednesday-Partly to mostly sunny. High 86.
  • Thursday-Partly to mostly sunny with a small chance of rain or a thunderstorm late. High 87.
  • Friday-Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 82.

We’ll be between fronts for most of the week, as a weak stationary front washes out across the South and a new cold front gets organized up north. That means partly to mostly sunny conditions each day this week, with temperatures going up each day as we go along through Thursday.

Included in that, of course, is the ever present threat of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm popping up. You know the drill, some folks will get rain while not far away there will be nothing. Rinse and repeat for most of the week.

A cold front will come in from the north on Friday. That will bring more clouds and better chances of rain and thunderstorms. Even then,. I don’t expect it to rain all day even on Friday.

Make sure to join us as high school football starts on Thursday night! With NASCAR in town, Sullivan County schools close to the track are playing on Thursday night, and it’ll be Sullivan Central at Sullivan North for the first game of the 2018 season! Join Rick Brooks, Matthew Hill and me for all the action Thursday night on 96.3 The Possum starting at 7 PM, and we’ll kick off the new season at 7:30. We’re looking forward to covering both of those teams for a second season!

Thanks for checking here for the forecast! I’ll have new ones as I can during what’s guaranteed to be a busy week…but they’re needed with NASCAR coming to town!

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July 22, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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Late July is not the normal time for a big storm system to move through like we saw Friday night. We’ve kept clouds around for a lot of the weekend, too, especially today. Cold fronts will continue to move through and keep rain chances up for a lot of this week. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for this week!

Off to the outlook we go, but first I must tell you as I usually do. Rain chances are high, but it won’t “rain all day” any day this week. Scattered storms tend to do things that way. It’s typically in the winter when we get the big mass of rain that gives us consistent rain. That won’t happen this week, but it might feel like it!

  • Tonight-Cloudy with scattered showers. Low 66.
  • Monday-Partly cloudy with mainly afternoon showers and storms. High 82.
  • Monday night-Cloudy with a few showers and storms. Low 67.
  • Tuesday-Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 84.
  • Wednesday-Showers and thunderstorms likely. High 82.
  • Thursday-Partly cloudy with a few storms possible. High 85.
  • Friday-Partly to mostly sunny, only a slight chance of rain. High 87.

Low pressure hangs out to our northwest for a while this week, and that’s going to keep our weather rather unsettled. So be prepared for rain and storms at pretty much any time of the day. As usual, though, better chances of rain and storms will be in the afternoon and evening hours each day.

Our official high today at the airport was 77 degrees, thanks to all the clouds we’ve seen today. That’s about 10 degrees below average, too. We’ll stay in that ballpark, maybe getting up into the low 80’s a few times, before things try to clear out late in the week.

It’ll be interesting getting in baseball games with a forecast like this, but the Appalachian League folks will definitely try. If you have plans to go to games this week, by all means go. Just be informed that you may get a rain delay in the process, about like Bristol did on Friday night.

Thanks for checking here for the forecast. Have a great week!

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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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