October 1, 2019 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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There’s not much change in the forecast to speak of, but there is a chance of some decent rain coming. That, however, won’t be here for most of another week, though. Here’s the forecast for the second of October through the fifth!

First of all, it was hot enough today to break our record high for October 1st. We hit 93 degrees, which broke the previous highest for this date, which was 90. More of that is on the way, but not for long.

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy with some patchy fog. Low 65.
  • Wednesday-Sunny and hot. High 93.
  • Wednesday night-Partly cloudy. Low 65.
  • Thursday-Sunny and hot. High 94.
  • Friday-Partly cloudy. Highs near 80.
  • Saturday-Partly to mostly sunny. Highs near 80.

The heat continues through Thursday, and both days should break records. The record for Wednesday is 85 degrees, set in 1986. That one’s going to fall, as will the record high for Thursday. It’s 88 degrees, which we set a dozen years ago. Both days’ records will have 2019 and a number well above 90 before relief arrives.

That will happen on Thursday night as a cold front moves through our area. There’s not going to be much moisture with it, so we’ll stay in dry conditions which will continue the drought that is developing.

Cooler weather does return this weekend, and by Monday a cold front with some rain could finally get into our area and help the dry conditions a bit. It’s a long way to go before we get there, so I’ll keep an eye out on that. Hopefully some rain will arrive, because we haven’t seen a total of an inch of rain in over a month!

More updates are to come at least through Thursday, so stay tuned!

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September 30, 2019 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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Clouds earlier today kept us from breaking today’s record high, but it appears we have a few days in a row where broken records will be a thing. Organized rain chances aren’t in the forecast, even when we cool off. Here’s the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast through Friday:

  • Tonight-Stray showers ending, then partly cloudy. Morning fog possible. Low 65.
  • Tuesday-Mostly sunny, a stray shower or storm is possible. High 90.
  • Tuesday night-Partly cloudy. low 65.
  • Wednesday-Mostly sunny, with record heat. High 91.
  • Thursday-Mostly sunny, record heat continues. High 92.
  • Friday-Mostly sunny. High 78.

Nothing interesting weather wise this way comes until Thursday night. High pressure keeps bringing us hot weather until a cold front changes our weather to at least a little closer to average temperatures on Friday and into the weekend.

We’re supposed to be in the low to mid 70’s this time of year for afternoon highs. The only day we’ll be close to that is Friday. Records are possible tomorrow through Thursday:

  • Tuesday record, 90 degrees set in 1953. Forecast high=90.
  • Wednesday record, 85 degrees set in 1986. Forecast high=91.
  • Thursday record, 88 degrees set in 2007. Forecast high=92.

With average highs around 73 or 74 degrees, you can see we’re well above normal, with record shattering days possible Wednesday and Thursday.

That said, the cold front Thursday night will usher in cooler weather by at least ten degrees or more. It will be a dry front once again, which means we’ll not see any rain. That’s something we do need. But for now, we’ll take cooler weather, as we might not reach 80 on Friday.

A look into the extended forecast shows potential for a cold front with moisture to approach on Monday or Tuesday and finally bring everyone a good chance of rain and storms. That would be good news if it happens!

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September 29, 2019 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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The heat wave continued this weekend, with both record highs being broken at Tri-Cities Airport for Saturday and Sunday! The heat continues for most of the week, but the end is in sight. Here’s the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for the next five days.

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy, maybe some morning fog. Low 65.
  • Monday-Sunny and hot with a small chance of a shower or thunderstorm. Highs near 90.
  • Monday night-Partly cloudy. Low 65.
  • Tuesday-Mostly sunny with a small chance of rain. Highs near 90.
  • Wednesday-Sunny and hot. High 91.
  • Thursday-Sunny and hot. High 92.
  • Friday-Mostly sunny with a small chance of rain. Cooler, with highs near 80.

High pressure is continuing to bring us this heat wave, which has brought us numerous record highs in the past several days. That high pressure won’t budge through Wednesday.

By Thursday, that center of high pressure does start moving east, which will allow more warm air in from the south. That will also allow a cold front to approach, and it should move through Thursday night. From there, a cooler high pressure from Canada (where it’s snowing in spots right now) will change our weather into more fall-like conditions.

So for Friday, then, we may have a rain shower at times while the front is still close, but once it’s gone the sun returns. We’ll have highs 10 degrees cooler by the end of the day. It’ll still be a bit above average (which is to say, low 70’s by Friday), but thankfully a lot less above average…if that makes sense!

From there, another cold front moves through at some point next week, bringing another shot of cooler weather. And maybe, just maybe, by mid-month we’ll actually be able to comfortably enjoy the pumpkin spice stuff…if you like that kind of thing!

Thanks for checking here for the forecast! Hopefully now that I’m back to a somewhat normal schedule, I’ll be able to get a weather blog done just ahead of the weekend. I was recovering from Huntsville the Friday before my last two on-air for football, so things haven’t been normal for a while. I’ll be in studio every Friday in October for football, so a weekend outlook blog on Friday starts to become more likely!

Thanks for checking here for the forecast tonight. Have a great week!

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September 26, 2019 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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We were able to get a little rain to come out of the clouds today, but not a lot. A cold front is moving through that will end the better chances of rain, and a warm front gets us warmer weather tomorrow. Here’s the forecast!

  • Tonight-A stray rain shower early, otherwise cloudy skies. Low 58.
  • Friday-Mostly sunny, a very small chance of rain. High 88.
  • Friday night-Partly cloudy, could be a stray rain shower. Low 62.
  • Saturday-Partly cloudy, some scattered showers possible. High 88.
  • Sunday-Mostly sunny and hot, maybe a mountain shower. High 90.
  • Monday-Partly to mostly sunny. Highs near 90.

While there is a cold front moving through, a warm front isn’t far away. That will bring hotter weather in the coming days. And after that comes a new weak cold front. That could bring us small chance of rain through Monday, but mainly in the mountains.

These temperatures will keep us near record territory, though. Our records for Friday through Monday are all near or right at 90 degrees. Friday’s and Saturday’s (which is 89 degrees) records are fairly recent, but Sunday and Monday’s record highs of 90 were set decades ago. We haven’t seen heat like this so late in September in a long, long time.

There are small chances of rain through Monday, yes, but a lot of us will have dry weather through that point. We’re going to be without organized sources of rain for quite a while. October is normally our driest month anyway, so there might not be much rain at all through the first half of fall. Here’s hoping that does change, though.

Thanks for checking here for the broadcast! Make sure you tune in to 96.3 The Possum tomorrow night for the High School Football Game of the Week. We’ll be just up the road at Sullivan Central as the Cougars play David Crockett. We’ll be on the air at 7 PM, with kickoff at 7:30 as Rick Brooks, Matthew Hill and I call the action and –in Matthew’s case–let you know about local scores of interest as well. Remember, you can listen online at 963thepossum.com. Have a great weekend!

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September 25, 2019 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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It was another dry day for us, warming up to 87 degrees by 5 PM today. A cold front will cool us down tomorrow temporarily, before more warmth returns Friday. Here’s today’s forecast!

  • Tonight-Increasing clouds. Lows near 60.
  • Thursday-Partly to mostly cloudy, with some scattered showers. High 82.
  • Thursday night-Cloudy with a small chance of rain early. Low 60.
  • Friday-Partly to mostly sunny with a small chance of rain. High 87.
  • Saturday-Partly cloudy, a few showers and storms are possible. High 88.
  • Sunday-Partly cloudy, a slight chance of rain. High 89.

Yes, rain is in the forecast, and that’s a good thing! However, we are having situations where the cold front that moves through dries out before it gets here. So while I definitely hope for rain because we need it, I’ve been skeptical this week.

That said, I’ve upped chances of rain tomorrow. Don’t expect anything too heavy, but what we get is needed for sure. Rain chances end tomorrow evening and return late Friday.

Another front approaches by Friday, but stops before it gets here. So there is a chance the proximity of the front might spark a shower or thunderstorm then. We do have somewhat better chances of rain on Saturday, but the heat will be on by the time we get to Sunday.

Look for temperatures tomorrow to be still above normal, but not as hot as today. We get back into the upper 80’s each day the rest of the week, with 90 possible Saturday and Sunday. The record Saturday is 89 degrees, set in 2017. Sunday’s record is 90, set 65 years ago! So we’ll see what happens as we finish the weekend and approach record heat.

Hopefully in the process we’ll get at least a little rain, but at this point it’s most likely to happen in the higher elevations Friday through Sunday. Here’s hoping I’m wrong, though!

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