October 9, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

October 9, 2017 Leave a comment

It was the wettest October 8th on record yesterday here in the Tri-Cities. What remains of Hurricane Nate is long gone, but it will be remembered for that one detail. Welcome to today’s weather blog forecast through Friday!

We received 1.31 inches of rain yesterday, washing out the deficit from three weeks of nothing, and also floating away a 77 year old record! I don’t think we’ll see that much rain in the days ahead, but what we do get will certainly be helpful. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Cloudy with scattered showers possible along with patchy fog. Low 68.
  • Tuesday-Mostly cloudy with some showers and storms. Highs near 80.
  • Tuesday night-A few rain showers, otherwise partly cloudy. Low 65.
  • Wednesday-Partly cloudy with a few scattered showers. High 82.
  • Thursday-Partly cloudy to mostly sunny. High 79.
  • Friday-Mostly sunny. Highs near 80.

We have one cold front that just went through, with another one coming through late Wednesday. While neither will cool us off that much, the first front did kick Nate out of here, and the second one will move the rest offshore as well.

The next couple days will see rainy intervals, but also dry periods. This is true for most days. It’s extremely rare for rain to fall all day long, although yesterday was an exception to that rule. That’s what made it a record breaker!

Off-and-on rain and storms are possible through most of Wednesday before all the fronts get through here and dry weather resumes. Thursday looks dry, but Friday might carry a few showers late in the day or perhaps evening. That, of course, is interesting with high school football on the horizon for most schools.

Updates on that will come tomorrow. Have a great Tuesday!

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Categories: Daily Forecast

October 8, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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Nate’s rainfall has made it a rather dreary Sunday. More rain is on the way off and on through the first half of the week thanks to a cold front that will kick the tropical system out of here soon. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Friday!

Hurricane Nate made landfall Saturday evening, and didn’t tarry along the Gulf Coast, moving through Alabama and into Tennessee quickly. It will move through eastern Kentucky on its way to western Pennsylvania tomorrow, and out the Northeast coast by the end of Tuesday.

That said, a cold front will bring rain chances back in after just a small break. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Rain and wind, both of which heavy and gusty at times. Low 68.
  • Monday-Rain showers in the morning, partly cloudy late. High 82.
  • Monday night-Mostly cloudy with rain showers developing. Low 65.
  • Tuesday-Cloudy with scattered showers and storms. High 78.
  • Wednesday-Cloudy with scattered showers and storms, mainly early. High 83.
  • Thursday-Partly cloudy. High 78.
  • Friday-Mostly sunny. High 78.

Rain from Nate will continue through tomorrow morning, then by the end of the afternoon things will try to clear out again. After that, the cold front to our west will arrive, bringing better rain chances Tuesday and Wednesday.

From there, high pressure follows the front and brings dry weather back to our area for the rest of the week, with only a small chance of rain on Thursday.

I’ll have an update on the forecast tomorrow afternoon. Have a great week!

Categories: Weekly Forecast

October 6, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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Our long dry spell is nearing its conclusion, thanks to what is now Tropical Storm Nate. It arrives on Sunday, bringing rain starting late Saturday. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Tuesday!

Straight to the outlook we go on this fine Friday:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy. Low 54.
  • Saturday-Increasing clouds, a small chance of rain late. High 82.
  • Saturday night-Rain and storms likely with gusty winds. Low 64.
  • Sunday-Rain and storms likely with gusty winds. High 78.
  • Monday-Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. Highs near 80.
  • Tuesday-Partly cloudy, with a few showers and storms. High 83.

There is a cold front to our northwest, but that won’t be what brings us the rain for the last half of the weekend. Currently, Tropical Storm Nate is just east of the Mexico coast, about to pass between that and Cuba. From there, it’s through the Gulf of Mexico tomorrow before making landfall along the Gulf Coast tomorrow night. It may well be a hurricane by then.

The first bits of rain we’ll see from that will be late tomorrow afternoon in spots to the south. Most of us, though, won’t see any rain until tomorrow night. From there, expect heavy rain and gusty winds at times with any of the storms through Sunday.

Nate gets through here by Monday, but a cold front does reach us starting Tuesday, so our rain chances diminish a little bit by then.

Keep in mind this weekend that storms could be pretty strong in spots as what’s left of Nate moves through here. Thankfully, it will get through here rather quickly, at least as far as tropical systems go.

I’ll make my way into the weather office (at least one of them) on Sunday and get a weekly forecast ready to roll then. Have a great weekend!

Categories: Daily Forecast, Tropical

October 4, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

October 4, 2017 Leave a comment

As if we haven’t seen enough tropical issues, there is more on the horizon! That will end a very long dry period and bring in some needed rain, but hopefully not too much. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through the weekend!

It’s been a comfortable day outside, despite all the crazy things going on. We are starting to pile up a rain deficit for recent times, although a rain surplus for the year is still a thing. It looks like rain gets into the forecast late this weekend, though. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Mostly clear, some morning fog. Low 45.
  • Thursday-Mostly sunny. High 83.
  • Thursday night-Partly cloudy. Low 48.
  • Friday-Mostly sunny. High 82.
  • Saturday-Partly to mostly sunny, with a small chance of rain. High 82.
  • Sunday-Cloudy with scattered showers and storms. High 75.

Nothing interesting weather wise is happening in the short term, unless you’re just into morning fog. The big news is happening near Central America, where a tropical system is brewing.

That system will potentially become a hurricane by the weekend and hit the Gulf Coast at some point. The track isn’t completely certain just yet, though, other than that it will move north and into the Gulf of Mexico. Once it makes landfall, it will continue to move north until it starts to impact our weather, likely Saturday night into much of Sunday.

I’ll keep an eye on that system in the coming days, with forecasts as I’m able. Have a great Thursday!

Categories: Daily Forecast

October 3, 2017 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

October 3, 2017 Leave a comment

While the weather story for our area hasn’t changed much in the near term, the latter part of the weekend gets interesting. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Sunday!

It’s a fantastic day today, with temperatures in the upper 70’s to near 80 for most that aren’t in the mountains on this Tuesday. We’ll see similar conditions through Friday, with changes coming after that. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy. Low 44.
  • Wednesday-Mostly sunny. Highs near 80.
  • Wednesday night-Partly cloudy. Low 45.
  • Thursday-Mostly sunny. High 81.
  • Friday-Partly to mostly sunny. High 81.
  • Saturday-Partly cloudy with a small chance of rain. Highs near 80.
  • Sunday-Cloudy with scattered showers possible. High 78.

I think I mentioned on Sunday that it would be early next week before rain arrived. There is evidence to indicate we might see rain as early as this coming Sunday, it looks like from a tropical system and/or cold front, or perhaps a combination of both.

Regardless of what it is, it won’t change our weather through Friday. The front might bring some extra clouds Friday and early Saturday. Rain chances begin Saturday, with what looks like a halfway decent chance of rain on Sunday.

I’ll keep an eye on the Sunday situation, and I should have an update tomorrow afternoon. Have a great Wednesday!

Categories: Daily Forecast
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