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September 24, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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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!

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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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