May 30, 2019 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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If you don’t like hot weather, you’re in luck! Today might be the last of that we’ll see for a little while. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Monday!

We’ve reached a (temporary) high of 88 degrees today, with some showers and storms either starting to develop or moving in from the west later tonight. A cold front pushes that through our area tonight, so be aware of some thunder overnight, but no big deal weather wise. We’ll have temperatures at their lowest around 62 in the morning.

Here’s the outlook for each day through Monday:

  • Friday-Cloudy skies with a few showers and storms. High 78.
  • Friday night-Mostly cloudy with a few showers and storms. Low 57.
  • Saturday-Partly cloudy to mostly sunny. High 81.
  • Sunday-Increasing clouds, with a few showers and storms. Highs near 80.
  • Monday-Partly to mostly sunny and cooler. High 75.

Our average temperature is around 80 this time of year, so we’re going to be just on one side of the other of that for the next few days, after spending a week or two about ten degrees above said average. The first of the two cold fronts is well to our west, with storms firing up ahead of it as far east as Huntsville and Jellico.

Those storms are the ones that we’ll see moving through tonight, plus potentially a line of storms overnight. None of them are severe, as the best dynamics for that exists to our north and northeast. But as I mentioned earlier, there could be a little loud thunder or lightning that could wake up little ones from time to time.

The chances for off-and-on showers and storms continues on Friday and through the evening Friday night. We’ll get a short break on Saturday into Sunday before more storms come in with a cold front. Behind that cold front, even cooler air returns, as we’ll struggle to get past the mid 70s on Monday.

Thanks for checking here for the forecast! Keep an eye on my Twitter for weather updates off and on as they’re needed. I’ll post severe thunderstorm and flood warnings there, and if tornado warnings are posted, you’ll hear me on-air.

The stations are WHCB 91.5 FM, 96.3 FM The Possum (also 100.7 FM and 870 AM), and 97.3 Love FM (also 100.3 FM, 103.3 FM, 1090 AM and 1230 AM). Our websites lead to our streaming, and they’re linked above. In any tornado warning situations, I’ll hop on WHCB 91.5 FM first, so make sure that’s your first preset!

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May 28, 2019: Observations from Ohio’s terrible night

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It’s been a rough night in Ohio. Tornadoes have likely hit Dayton and areas near it over the course of the past few hours. I posted on my personal Facebook a few things I’ve observed from tonight that everyone needs to know.

Note: Some of what I say here gets a little rough. There’s no strong language. But I’m telling everyone how it is. So buckle up, because it’s not something I do much here. Some things just have to be said:

Most of the weather people I know on here are going to like this post until the cows come home. That’s fine, but I’m not talking to them. If you don’t know the difference between snow and graupel, or an updraft and a downdraft, I want you to pay attention. Yes, you. I’ve observed a few things tonight from the tornado(es) in Ohio that you need to know.

1. DO NOT DEPEND ON SIRENS. If you’re indoors, you won’t hear them. If you’re far away outdoors, you won’t hear them. Some places don’t even have them, and even if they do, they might utilize them in different ways and not bother to tell anyone. Get a weather radio. Make sure your phone will send you emergency alerts. You know the Amber Alerts? Same system. Also: For gamers or parents of them, get the Accuweather app and register it for what town you’re in. It’ll send notifications during game play for severe weather. I suggest it to my own family….and have called off play several times! Sirens can be used as a tool to warn you…but it should not be the ONLY one.

2. DO NOT DEPEND ON NETWORK COVERAGE. When you get a warning, tune to LOCAL radio or TV. If you’re not near a major city, network weather channels don’t care. Keep up with my weather blog (TriCitiesWx.com) and I’ll tell you when things could get rough weather wise. And when tornado warnings pop up, I’ll be on the air. Remember 91.5 FM, 96.3 FM, and 97.3 FM. I’ll bounce between those letting you know what’s where, and who is safe and when. Local TV stations will do the same.

3. YOUR SHOW IS WORTHLESS. You heard me. Stanley Cup Final? The Masters? Bachelorette? Amazing Race? Chicago PD/Fire/Med? You name it. And I named several things I love to watch. If ONE PERSON is in danger because of severe weather, your show or sporting event doesn’t matter. If you’re not in a warning, you can always stream the show. Or wait until tomorrow and watch it on the app or on demand. Don’t complain to the TV station…or my radio stations for that matter. Our job, collectively, is to keep people safe from storms, flooding, etc. And we’ll take off ANY program if weather conditions warrant it. And we don’t care about your opinion on that, either. Especially if someone in our market was injured or worse because of weather events.

4. ASK ME. Do you have questions? Why weather does what it does? I can answer…or at least go find one. Don’t know where to go when certain warnings pop up? I can help! Message me or reply to this and I’ll help. NOW is the time to prepare for such things. If it doesn’t happen for forty years, at least in 2059 you’ll know what to do if a tornado or flood is going to hit your neighborhood.

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May 22, 2019 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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Yes, it’s still Spring, technically. However, summer weather has arrived! And it looks like more warmth and humidity will stick around in the next few days. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through the weekend!

There’s not a lot in the way of storms right now, but looking out my window toward Holston Mountain, there are some monstrous cumulus clouds (likely cumulus congestus, mainly) to the east of the Tri-Cities. But there are no storms just yet as we pass 7 PM. Those will dissipate tonight, but return tomorrow. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy. Low 58.
  • Thursday-Sunny with a small chance of a shower or thunderstorm. High 88.
  • Thursday night-Partly cloudy. Lows near 60.
  • Friday-Mostly sunny and humid, with a stray shower or thunderstorm possible. High 89.
  • Saturday-Sunny, hot and humid. Maybe an afternoon thunderstorm. Highs near 90.
  • Sunday- Sunny, hot and humid. Maybe an afternoon thunderstorm. Highs near 90.

It’s definitely a preview of summer, that’s for sure! We’ll have warm and humid days from tomorrow through the weekend. Sunshine will persist until any isolated showers and storms pop up, mainly during the late afternoon and evening hours.

As of right now, it appears that we won’t see any organized weather moving in for quite a while. High pressure is blocking things to our north and west from moving through, other than the occasional warm front moving in from the southwest, which is happening now. If you like this kind of weather, get out and enjoy it the next few days!

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May 16, 2019 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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We’ve entered into a summer-type weather pattern in our area, with sunshine, warm weather, and afternoon showers and storms popping up at times. The forecast looks summer-ish all the way through Sunday. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Monday!

Those pop-up storms haven’t popped today, perhaps thanks to some clouds today into the early afternoon. Things warm up for us in the coming days, making the weather feel like summer with potential pop-up storms each day until a cold front moves through Monday. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy. Low 54.
  • Friday-Partly to mostly cloudy at times with a few showers and storms possible. High 83.
  • Friday night-Partly cloudy with a small chance of rain. Low 58.
  • Saturday-Partly to mostly sunny, maybe a pop-up shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon. High 85.
  • Sunday-Mostly sunny. High 87.
  • Monday-Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs near 80.

We are stuck between cold fronts to our north and west in the next few days, and that will contribute to things getting warmer with afternoon “heat of the day” storms possible.

Tomorrow might be an exception to that, though, as storms that are currently in Indiana and Illinois could potentially bring us rain and storms through early afternoon tomorrow. We’ll see how that goes, but be aware that the best chance of rain might be early in the afternoon on Friday.

After that, it’ll be a summer-type weekend. We’ll see a good amount of sunshine, and those pesky, hard to predict afternoon storms might pop up each day. Highs Saturday and Sunday should top out in the mid to upper 80’s.

The cold front out west that might cause severe weather in the Plains in the next couple days finally moves out of that area and near us late Sunday and will move through on Monday. That will bring better chances of rain and storms, especially as that front moves through.

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

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May 15, 2019 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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A little bit of light rain is falling in spots near and northwest of Bristol as we go into the evening hours, but there’s not much going on elsewhere. Situations similar to that are likely through the weekend. Here’s the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast through Sunday!

We will be south of any cold, stationary or warm fronts in the next four days, and most of the weather action will be well to our west. That said, there’s a chance something might pop up each day of the next four as well. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy, with a couple rain showers. Low 49.
  • Thursday-Partly cloudy with a small chance of rain. High 78.
  • Thursday night-Cloudy with a few rain showers or storms late. Low 54.
  • Friday-Partly cloudy, with some rain showers or storms possible. High 82.
  • Saturday-Partly sunny with a slight chance of rain or a thunderstorm. High 84.
  • Sunday-Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain or a thunderstorm. High 85.

In a general sort of way, that outlook is written as the forecast is going to be. For the majority, we’ll see off-and-on sunshine. For a few, a rain shower or thunderstorm could pop up pretty much at any time.

None of that chance is worth changing any plans over, though, but be aware of the chances of rain and storms if you’re outdoors, and get indoors if you hear thunder!

Our next big chance of rain does come up on Monday as one of those fronts that will be causing issues out west between now and then does finally get through here. But between now and then, most of us will have dry weather!

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