October 18, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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There is no rain around, but there’s a certain coolness in the air that means fall is here. We’ll get a shot of warmer weather tomorrow, before it’s back into the 50’s and 60’s this weekend. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast through Monday!

High pressure will hang around until a cold front kicks it out tomorrow night. That will bring us rain showers mainly after football tomorrow night into early Saturday. From there, things clear out and dry out later this weekend. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Mostly clear with frost in spots. Low 38.
  • Friday-Mostly sunny. Highs near 70. Some clouds move in late in the day.
  • Friday night-Partly to mostly cloudy with rain late in the evening into overnight. Low 54.
  • Saturday-Mostly cloudy with scattered showers mainly in the morning. High 62.
  • Sunday-A few morning snow flurries, but becoming partly sunny. High 52.
  • Monday-Mostly sunny. Highs near 60.

Nothing is happening weather wise through Friday afternoon except some morning frost. After that, a cold front will bring rain showers to our area tomorrow night and early Saturday. I think Saturday afternoon may be cloudy, but most of the rain should be gone long before sunset.

A few flurries might happen Saturday night, especially in the mountains. But by Sunday afternoon, skies should clear and sunny weather is likely to be in our area for quite some time, at least through Tuesday and maybe into next Thursday.

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

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October 17, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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It took a few hours this morning, but the clouds did finally get out of here today! It’s a beautiful sunny afternoon, just before 5 PM, and we have two more mostly dry days coming up. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast through the weekend!

We’re sitting in the mid 60’s for temperatures in the Tri-Cities, and closer to 60 in the mountains this afternoon. We’ll warm up a bit tomorrow and Friday before a cold front brings rain back late Friday night into Saturday. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Mostly clear, frost in spots. Low 38.
  • Thursday-Mostly sunny. High 62.
  • Thursday night-Mostly clear. Low 35.
  • Friday-Mostly sunny, clouds increasing late. High 65. Rain picks up Friday night.
  • Saturday-Cloudy with scattered showers, mostly early in the day. High near 60.
  • Sunday-Morning flurries in spots, partly cloudy by afternoon. High 54.

High pressure will be to our north in the coming days, allowing dry weather through most of Friday. By then, the high pressure will be northeast of us, allowing warmer air in ahead of a cold front.

That cold front will start bringing rain in here Friday night. As of now, high school football games look fine, with a small chance of rain late in those. The best chances of rain look to be after the games end into early Saturday morning.

Saturday itself will get better as it goes along, but a good amount of the day looks to have rain at this time. A cold front pushes through in the middle of the day, and that will start pushing most of the clouds and rain out of here.

Behind that front, though, northwest flow will bring cooler air, and could bring snow flurries to our area Saturday night and early Sunday. The best chance of that will be in the mountains to be sure, but we’ll have overnight lows in the 30’s by then, even here in the Tri-Cities.

After that, high pressure returns and hangs around for a while. If the computer models are to be believed (and it’s not all that believable this far out), we could see sunshine and fantastic fall weather starting Sunday afternoon and going all the way through next Wednesday.

Speaking of football, the ETSU High School Football Game of the Week this week is a Sullivan County battle! This week, my alma mater Sullivan East visits Sullivan North. We’ll have all the action between the Patriots and Golden Raiders starting at 6:45 Friday evening, with kickoff at 7:30 on 96.3 The Possum. You can listen online at 963thepossum.com.

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October 15, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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Warmer weather arrived today, with temperatures approaching 80 in spots. That’s not likely to continue for the rest of the week, though. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for tonight through Friday!

A cold front moves through this evening to change our warm weather trend, with another one in a couple days. That will keep our temperatures below average for a while. Here’s the outlook to prove it:

  • Tonight-Cloudy skies with scattered showers and fog. Low 55.
  • Tuesday-Partly cloudy with a few rain showers. High 65.
  • Tuesday night-Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Low 50.
  • Wednesday-Partly to mostly sunny. High 63.
  • Thursday-Mostly sunny. High 60.
  • Friday-Increasing clouds, rain possible late. High 62.

There’s a cold front in eastern Kentucky and middle Tennessee right now that will move through tonight. That will bring an increase in clouds with off and on rain showers overnight. It could get quite foggy tonight, so be aware of that.

Behind the front, a few rain showers may linger tomorrow through tomorrow night. Clouds will stick around during the process thanks to a cold front that will push it all out of here early Wednesday. That will bring cool and dry weather (and lows in the 30s!) through early Friday.

On Friday, a new cold front approaches, and there’s a chance we may see rain as soon as Friday afternoon. I’ll hold off better chances of rain in the forecast until Friday night and through Saturday at this point. For all the football games happening this weekend, I’ll definitely keep an eye on that.

In fact, the next forecast will include the weekend and what the weather might be for the third Saturday and Sunday in October. Stay tuned for that either tomorrow or Wednesday afternoon!

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October 11, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

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The rain has pretty much ended for our area from Tropical Storm Michael. In its place (and behind the cold front), cooler weather is on its way. It’s starting to feel like fall in today’s Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast!

The flood warnings posted earlier have either expired or were removed from west to east this afternoon. A good supply of sunshine has arrived for folks southwest of I-26, and should be around for all of us by the end of the afternoon. Here’s the outlook that features the cooler weather!

  • Tonight-Becoming partly cloudy. Lows near 40.
  • Friday-Partly cloudy. High 62.
  • Friday night-Partly to mostly cloudy, maybe a rain shower late. Low 45.
  • Saturday-Partly cloudy, a small chance of rain early in the day. High 64.
  • Sunday-Mostly cloudy, with showers and storms possible late. High 63.
  • Monday-Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs near 70.

The rain we’ve seen today will break the record for most precipitation on record for our area on October 11th. It looks like around 0.88″ of rain fell at the airport, which breaks our record of 0.52″ from four years ago. It doesn’t look like we’ll add to that this evening.

We’ll have dry weather and cooler conditions tonight and tomorrow. Some in colder spots may drop into the upper 30’s overnight. Tomorrow, our high will be in the low 60’s, a bit below average for this time of year.

A disturbance brings a small chance of rain Friday night into early Saturday morning, but shouldn’t have any impact on high school football. Any rain that happens should be late at night through the early morning. By mid-morning Saturday, any rain will likely be gone, and we’ll have a great fall day.

Clouds increase Saturday night, with rain moving in Sunday afternoon. Our best  chance of rain looks to be on Monday into Tuesday as a cold front moves through.

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

Categories: Daily Forecast, Tropical

October 11, 2018 Flood Warnings Update

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It’s been a rainy day, as expected, but things are starting to wind down in the Tri-Cities. Regardless of that, rain will still be around off-and-on for a bit, so the National Weather Service has several flooding products up.

  • A Flood Warning is up until 5 PM for Sullivan, Unicoi, Washington (both TN and VA), Johnson and Carter Counties, including Bristol, Virginia. This is for urban and small streams, which basically means if it normally floods when it rains hard, it likely is right now. Stay out of any place that typically has standing water at times like these, or could in a short amount of time.
  • Flash Flood Warnings are up in western North Carolina along with Smyth, Tazewell and Wythe Counties in southwest Virginia until mid-afternoon. These areas east of the Tri-Cities have experienced much more rainfall, and especially considering the mountains, flooding can occur quickly. Never try to cross flooded roads in situations like this, and find another way to get where you’re going.
  • Flood Advisories are up for Washington, Greene, and Unicoi Counties and down into the Smokies until early afternoon. If you’re near creeks and smaller streams, they will be at higher levels than normal for a while until the rain finally does stop.

Some schools in the mountains are closing early due to the flooding, so make sure to look for the notifications on your phone for such things. I’ve seen Watauga County, NC, and Carter County, TN make those type of decisions already, but nobody any farther west as of 11:20 AM.

Typical flooding conditions for heavy rain are happening in the typical places in our area, so be prepared for that. As mentioned above, if you know it floods in heavy rain, stay out of it until the rain stops and the waters recede.

The cold front that’s part of all this rain is near Crossville as of this post, headed our way. Once it goes through here, it’ll push Tropical Storm Michael (which is centered near Charlotte now) away from us and rain will come to an end. Dry weather and much cooler conditions happen after that.

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