August 16, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

August 16, 2017 Leave a comment

If you can believe it, it’s almost time for high school football! It starts tomorrow night, with Sullivan Central hosting Sullivan North as the first Sullivan County Game of the Week. We’ll go on the air at 7:10 with pre-game show coverage on 100.7 FM and 96.3 FM, Top Gun Radio. How’s the weather going to be? Well, let’s give it a look!

Here’s the full outlook through Saturday, then we’ll talk about tomorrow in specifics:

  • Tonight-Cloudy with scattered showers, maybe a thunderstorm. Low 70.
  • Thursday-Partly cloudy, scattered showers and storms. High 88.
  • Thursday night-Partly cloudy in the evening, rain developing late. Low 70.
  • Friday-Partly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. High 87.
  • Saturday-Partly to mostly sunny. High 88.

Let’s deal with Thursday first. There will be rain during the day, so for football purposes the grass will likely be slick. As it looks right now, we should see a few different waves of storms, and as of right now storms should be gone by game time.

However, if the storms travel slower or something else develops, lightning delays are possible. Keep that in mind as you head out tomorrow night either to Blountville for Central’s game, or anywhere else in our area. There is a small chance of rain at kickoff, but that decreases during the evening.

Overnight, rain returns, but it looks like there could be scattered storms on Friday as well. There could be rain/lightning delays for either racing at Bristol or any football games played that aren’t close to the track. Saturday looks clear with only a small chance of rain for racing at Bristol.

I hope to have more details toward mid-afternoon before I head out. I’ll be the analyst for the Sullivan County Game of the Week each week on Top Gun Radio, with Rick Brooks providing play-by-play. We’re covering mostly Sullivan North and Sullivan Central, but we’ll stop by East and South occasionally as well. We hope you’ll tune in starting tomorrow night at 7:10, then every Friday night through October.

Categories: Daily Forecast

August 15, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Quick Forecast

August 15, 2017 Leave a comment

We’ve seen a lot of rain in spots today, heavy at times especially around Blountville earlier today. We’ll get a good chance at a break from rain tomorrow before more rain comes in Thursday. Here’s the Tri-Cities Weather Blog short forecast through Saturday!

Keep in mind that there will be chances of rain each day, but as usual, there will be dry spots each day. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy with scattered showers, and some fog in the morning. Low 70.
  • Wednesday-Partly to mostly sunny, a small chance of rain. High 88.
  • Wednesday night-Cloudy with showers and storms developing. Lows near 70.
  • Thursday-Partly to mostly sunny with some afternoon showers and storms. High 86.
  • Friday-Partly cloudy, scattered showers and storms. High 87.
  • Saturday-Partly to mostly sunny, a small chance of rain. High 88.

As far as NASCAR is concerned, tomorrow night’s racing should be fine. There could be issues Thursday night with high school football and for both football and racing Friday night. As of right now, Saturday looks good, with only small chances of rain for the night race.

I’ll have more information on the forecast throughout the week, so stay tuned. Have a great Wednesday!

Categories: Daily Forecast

August 13, 201 #TriCitiesWx Weekly Forecast

August 13, 2017 Leave a comment

It’s been a very interesting weekend, not necessarily weather wise over the past couple days. We have showers and storms in the forecast each day, but we’ll have at least two mostly dry days this week. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Friday!

To the outlook we go…

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy, a small chance of rain. Low 68.
  • Monday-Partly cloudy with a few scattered showers and storms. High 83.
  • Monday night-A few rain showers or storms are possible. Low 68.
  • Tuesday-Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of rain or a thunderstorm. High 85.
  • Wednesday-Mostly sunny, only a slight chance of rain. High 87.
  • Thursday-Mostly sunny, a slight chance of rain. High 88.
  • Friday-Partly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. High 86.

An old cold front will transition into a warm front by Tuesday, then slowly move north through our area by Wednesday. Once that gets through here, August-like warmth and humidity will return later in the week. A cold front brings a better chance of rain for Friday.

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

Categories: Weekly Forecast

August 11, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

August 11, 2017 Leave a comment

We’re having another cooler than average day today, with rain showers off and on throughout the area. We’ll have warm and muggy conditions throughout the weekend, with rain showers possible each day to some degree. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Monday!

Off to the outlook we go:

  • Tonight-Cloudy with scattered showers and fog. Low 68.
  • Saturday-Mostly cloudy with some scattered showers and storms. High 83.
  • Saturday night-A few evening rain showers, otherwise cloudy. Low 64.
  • Sunday-Partly sunny, a small chance of rain in the mountains. High 84.
  • Monday-Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. High 81.

A cold front moves through tomorrow afternoon, and after that it may well stay south of us through the weekend. The closer it gets to us, though, the better chances of rain we’ll see if it returns as a warm front or wobbles up here as a stationary front.

Look for off-and-on showers and storms ahead of the front tomorrow, then most of us get dry weather tomorrow night and Sunday. As far as next week is concerned, we’ll have the front back here, bringing more scattered rain showers and storms during the day.

As mentioned earlier, it’ll be quite muggy until the cold front moves through, then humidity drops a little bit on Sunday. We’ll be back to warm and humid conditions on Monday.

Thanks for checking here for the forecast! I hope you have a great weekend!

Categories: Daily Forecast

August 10, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

August 10, 2017 Leave a comment

It’s been a cloudy, rainy day around the area, with cooler weather in the process. Various weather systems will be in and out of here in the coming days, so expect a decent chance of rain for a while. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through the weekend!

First of all, an admission. If you’ve listened to WHCB any at all today, you heard me talk about highs around 91 degrees today. Well, if you read the blog, you know I meant 81! I didn’t catch it until almost 2:30, a few minutes before the last one was to play. So I took that one out. But yeah, I was calling for 81…have no idea where “ninety” came from!

That aside, rest assured that we won’t be seeing 90 any time in the next three days. With that, here’s the outlook through Sunday:

  • Tonight-Cloudy with scattered rain showers. Low 65.
  • Friday-Partly cloudy, scattered showers and thunderstorms at times. High 83.
  • Friday night-Cloudy with scattered showers. Low 68.
  • Saturday-Partly cloudy with rain showers, most likely in the morning. High 84.
  • Sunday-Partly to mostly sunny, with a few rain showers possible. High 83.

A cold front rests just northwest of here, and that’s what’s bringing our rain today. As that front slowly gets closer and moves through on Saturday, we’ll see periods of rain showers and some thunderstorms from time to time.

That doesn’t, as usual, mean we’re going to have rain all day at any point. But at any point in the coming three days, rain could be a possibility. So if you can’t hear the rain as it’s falling (something I can now do in the weather office in Blountville), then check the radar link to see if rain is close to us before you head out.

I’ll have another look at the weekend weather tomorrow afternoon. Have a great Friday!

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