Mark's Weather Blog: Rain Chances and temperatures are going up!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 -

Good evening.  Temperatures were mild across parts of the region despite the clouds.  Take a look at the climate data for the Tri-Cities Airport.  

That is in contrast to the cold air wedge down the eastern slopes of the Appalachian Mountains.  Notice the temperatures in the 30s and 40s to our east.  These were 5 PM temperatures.

All of us will see warmer temperatures through Friday.

The mild temperatures will also bring an increase in rain with the strong southwest wind flow.

Satellite images from this afternoon show the clouds moving back into the region.  Imagery from College of DuPage.

Take a look at the maps for tonight and tomorrow.  You will need your umbrella when you head out tomorrow.

8 PM Tonight - The clouds continue to move into the area.

7 AM Wednesday - Rain is back in the region.

Noon Wednesday - Skies will be cloudy with a 70% chance of rain.

5 PM Wednesday - Rain continues across the region with mild temperatures.

We will keep the threat of rain in the forecast over night Wednesday into the early part of Thursday, but temperatures will be very mild as we maintain the strong southwesterly flow.

8 PM Wednesday - Scattered showers are forecast for the region.

7 AM Thursday - Scattered showers are forecast for the area with mild temperatures.

Noon Thursday - Temperatures will be warm with a chance of scattered showers.

5 PM Thursday - A Warm front lifts north of the area which will put us the warm sector of air!  I am forecasting a high of 72 degrees.  If we see afternoon sunshine, we could see high temperatures in the middle 70s.  The record high for Thursday is 76 degrees which was set in 1954.

11 PM Thursday - We could see a few breaks in the clouds.

8 AM Friday - A cold front will move into the area Friday and that could bring some locally heavy rainfall to the region.  We could also see a little wintry mix late Friday as the precipitation ends.

Take a look at the potential rainfall from Wednesday through 8 PM Friday.  Some spots could see over two inches of rain through that period.

Temperatures will cool into the weekend with scattered showers, but we will warm up again into early next week.

Mark Reynolds
Chief Meteorologist
News Channel 11-ABC Tri-Cities
338 E. Main Street
Johnson City, TN 37601
423-434-4540 Office
423-430-3330 Cell

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