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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February 7, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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It’s been a rainy day, but things will dry out in the next couple days. After that, it looks like a rainy weekend is ahead. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast through Sunday!

News just in to the weather office today is that this is the wettest February 7th in recorded history at the Tri-Cities Airport. The previous February 7 that held that distinction was a day with 0.81 inches of rain in 1965. As of 5 PM, we’re at 0.91 inches of rain, with more falling. So today is a record breaker!

We’ll have record low amounts of rain the next two days (they don’t keep records of that since you can’t have less than no rain), before two more days were lots of rain are likely this weekend. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Evening rain showers, possible mountain flurries. Low 25.
  • Thursday-Partly to mostly sunny. High 45.
  • Thursday night-Partly cloudy. Low 26.
  • Friday-Increasing clouds. High 57.
  • Saturday-Mostly cloudy with rain. High 55.
  • Sunday-Mostly cloudy, scattered showers likely. Highs near 60.

The cold front that brought the rain today is past us, and will soon take its moisture with it. So we should see some scattered showers this evening, then maybe flurries overnight.

Thursday and Friday both look dry, with temperatures near average tomorrow. Friday will be warmer, but clouds move in during the day. Those clouds will bring rain showers, which could be heavy at times, on Saturday and Sunday.

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

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February 6, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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Rain is on the way. Three days of rain are in the forecast, and the first one is tomorrow. Here’s a quick Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast through Sunday!

  • Tonight-Cloudy, rain developing late. Lows near 40.
  • Wednesday-Cloudy, rain likely. High 51 (likely cooler in the afternoon).
  • Wednesday night-Showers turn to flurries. Low 25.
  • Thursday-Partly to mostly sunny. High 44.
  • Friday-Partly cloudy. High 55.
  • Saturday-Cloudy with scattered rain showers. High 57.
  • Sunday-Cloudy with scattered rain showers. High 59.

Low pressure and a cold front come up from Louisiana and Texas through our area tomorrow. So the clouds that kept us cooler than anticipated today will bring us rain late tonight and through much of Wednesday.

Moisture leaves quickly, so we shouldn’t see much in the way of snow behind the front other than a few flurries tomorrow night. We’ll see dry weather for Thursday and Friday.

Another cold front moves our way this weekend, passing through on Sunday. Both days this weekend look rather wet right now.

I’ll have another update on the forecast soon. Have a great Wednesday!

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February 5, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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There hasn’t been a whole lot of rain or snow to speak of since the first of the year, but things have gotten better with relation to average precipitation in the past couple weeks. There’s more of that to come for the middle of the week, then the weekend. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast through Friday!

It’s a sunny day, but not very warm. We haven’t hit our average (around 48) this afternoon, and we likely won’t. That gets saved for tomorrow and Wednesday ahead of a cold front. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Mostly clear. Low 27.
  • Tuesday-Partly to mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain. High 48.
  • Tuesday night-Cloudy with scattered showers developing. Lows near 40.
  • Wednesday-Rain likely, could be heavy at times. High 53.
  • Thursday-Flurries in the morning, partly cloudy by afternoon. High 43.
  • Friday-Partly cloudy with a small chance of rain. High 52.

A system is going to move north of us tomorrow, and that brings a small chance of rain to the forecast during the day. I don’t think it’ll rain a lot or all day, though. Look for the best chances of rain in Southwest Virginia as the main part of the storm goes to our north.

While that’s happening, low pressure is developing in Texas. That’s going to move through southern Tennessee on Wednesday, which will be our big rain maker for the week. Rain could be heavy at times on Wednesday, especially when the lowest pressure is near our area.

That system will exit stage right after that, and we should see rain change to a few flurries Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. The sky will clear after that, and Thursday afternoon through Friday should be mostly dry, with only a small chance of rain for Friday afternoon.

A preview of the weekend shows rain showers scattered around both days, but less of that and warmer conditions on Sunday. I’ve seen the number 60 thrown around!

My first official forecast for the weekend comes up tomorrow at about this time. Have a great Tuesday!

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February 4, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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It’s been a rainy end to the weekend, not too bad if you’re interested in an afternoon nap, that’s for sure! As everyone else is watching the big football game, I’ve been taking a look at the weather for the next few days, and more rain than snow is coming with our precipitation this week. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast through Friday!

Indeed, we’ll get a little snow behind cold fronts in the coming days, but nothing major. Rain will be a big deal with our next cold front on Wednesday. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Cloudy with light rain changing to light snow. Low 28. Little accumulation if any.
  • Monday-Morning snow flurries, then becoming partly cloudy. High 41.
  • Monday night-Fair skies. Low 25.
  • Tuesday-Partly cloudy. Highs near 50.
  • Wednesday-Rain likely. High 53.
  • Thursday-Partly cloudy after a few morning flurries. High early on near 44.
  • Friday-Partly cloudy. Highs near 50.

Days mirror each other in this forecast. Tomorrow looks a lot like Thursday, and Tuesday looks a lot like Friday. The middle day features a lot of rain, though, which is similar to today.

Starting at the beginning, don’t be surprised to see a dusting of snow in spots in the morning as the rain we’re getting this evening changes to snow for a while before the moisture stops. Tomorrow will get better as it goes along, from cloudy with flurries in the morning to partly cloudy conditions in the afternoon.

After that, we’ll have a dry day on Tuesday before a new cold front arrives Wednesday. I wouldn’t be surprised if we hear a rumble of thunder on a rainy Wednesday ahead of that cold front. After that, Thursday and Friday almost look like a carbon copy of tomorrow and Tuesday at this point, as skies clear Thursday and Friday looks dry for now.

It does appear that Saturday will involve another cold front and some rain, but with that being six days away, I’ll leave specifics to later in the week. Have a good one!

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