February 10, 2019 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

It’s been a chilly, rainy end to the weekend. A warm front will make things warmer this week, but there’s a lot of rain in this week’s Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast…with maybe thunderstorms!

Sunday finished off below average temperature wise (at least for the high) thanks to all the clouds around. Everything adjusts above average for a couple days, then back down on Wednesday…then we go up later this week. Our winter temperature roller coaster continues. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Clouds and fog, some light rain or drizzle. Low 38.
  • Monday-Mostly cloudy, scattered mainly morning showers. High 57.
  • Monday night-Clouds and scattered showers, with possible thunderstorms. Lows near 50.
  • Tuesday-Mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and storms. High 62.
  • Wednesday-Partly to mostly sunny and windy. High 48.
  • Thursday-Partly cloudy, a small chance of rain. High 57.
  • Friday-Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. High 58.

A cold front is out to our west, and that’s shooting the dreary conditions all the way over here from Arkansas. That front makes its way across Tennessee tomorrow and Tuesday, increasing our chances of rain, with maybe a short break tomorrow afternoon.

When the front comes through Monday night into Tuesday, the rain could also include a few thunderstorms. Heavy rain is definitely a possibility on Tuesday as the front moves into and past our area.

Then, we get a break for a while. The air behind the front won’t be terribly cold, with temperatures Wednesday right at our average or just a tick below. We warm up nicely into the 50’s for Thursday before a new cold front brings rain chances back up on Friday.

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

February 3, 2019 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

While there are chances of rain almost every day in the forecast this week, temperatures will be way above normal! We’re talking potential record breaking days in today’s Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast!

It’s been a fine weekend, with temperatures already above average. That average high is 47 degrees, and we’ll potentially be 25 degrees above that later this week. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy. Low 34.
  • Monday-Partly to mostly sunny. High 65.
  • Monday night-A few showers, otherwise mostly cloudy. low 45.
  • Tuesday-Partly cloudy, a few showers possible. High 67.
  • Wednesday-Partly sunny, some rain at times. Highs near 70.
  • Thursday-Partly cloudy, with scattered showers. High 74.
  • Friday-Partly sunny, a few showers possible. High 58.

Starting at the beginning, we won’t be wearing out the heaters too much tonight or tomorrow, and rain is not in the forecast for most of us until Monday night. Even then, a lot of rain is not on the table at any time this week, as it looks right now.

There will be a cold front get close to us by Tuesday, and that will bring better chances of scattered showers. That front will convert to a warm front and move away on Wednesday, providing us with much warmer temperatures.

A cold front strong enough to get through here will approach on Thursday, so rain showers are possible. Better chances of rain right now are featured in Thursday night’s weather, depending on timing. The cold front moves through early Friday morning, with leftover rain a possibility early in the day.

Wednesday’s record high is 68 degrees, set in 1991. Thursday’s record high is 72, set just two years ago. As it stands right now, both of those are in jeopardy. We should fall short of Monday’s (68 in 1986) and Tuesday’s (71 in 2008) records, though.

So for all the cold we’ve had, we’re getting a little break! That’s good news, but don’t put away the winter clothes just yet. Winter is still around for a while!

September 24, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

We’ve had weather the past few week or so more like August than September, but this week that seems to be changing. We’ll have chances of rain every day of this Sunday evening Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast!

We begin the forecast with some heavy rain that’s been moving through the area at times today. There was heavy rain near Bristol Motor Speedway around 6:30 this afternoon, but officially at the airport nothing is on the board as of 9:30pm. That’s what “scattered showers and storms” will do for you sometimes! We’ll continue with that phrase in the forecast for each of the next five days, so let’s go to the outlook:

  • Tonight-Cloudy with some scattered showers. Low 65.
  • Monday-Partly to mostly cloudy with a couple showers or storms. High 78.
  • Monday night-Cloudy with scattered showers and maybe a thunderstorm. Low 64.
  • Tuesday-Partly to mostly cloudy, some scattered showers or storms. Highs near 80.
  • Wednesday-Mostly cloudy, rain is likely with possible storms. High 75.
  • Thursday-A cloudy day with scattered showers. High 74.
  • Friday-Partly cloudy, maybe a stray shower or storm. High 77.

Low pressure is on top of us at this time (Sunday at 9:30), and a cold front extends along the southern Tennessee border all the way to Memphis. That’s going to do the typical summer front trick of stalling and converting to a stationary front during the day tomorrow. There will be a chance of rain and storms as that is nearby.

That said, I’m not expecting it to rain all day either Monday or Tuesday. We’ll see rain at times with breaks at times as well. A good chance of rain returns Monday night, and then we could have dry weather for a lot of Tuesday as it looks right now. But be aware that at any time we might have some rain or a thunderstorm the first two days of the week.

The cold front out to our west will come through here on Wednesday, bringing a good chance of steady rain and possible thunderstorms then. If any day “rains all day,” Wednesday is likely it. Thursday will have the chances for lingering rain showers around as clouds stay in the area as well.

As it is right now, I’m not sure rain is a strong possibility on Friday, but I’ll keep an eye on that. I think the front will be too far gone to bring rain back to us by then, and it doesn’t look like anything else in the atmosphere is capable of doing what the models think they will by dropping light rain chances at the end of the week. I’ll keep an eye on it, though.

Once we get past that, things do look good all the way around for the weekend. But I’ll get to that in a couple days when I can get a good look at it.

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

August 12, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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!

July 22, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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!