Mark’s Weather Blog: Rain changes to snow late Thursday – Accumulations possible.


Wednesday, January 31, 2018 –

It’s official . .  January 2018 was the 4th driest January on record at the Tri-Cities Airport.

We had a nice afternoon with sunny skies and slightly warmer temperatures.  It started cold this morning.  Climate data at the Tri-Cities Airport.

The roller coaster of temperatures continues into the weekend.

We have 2 weather makers coming our way.  The first arrives tomorrow with a chance of rain through the day changing to snow late.  Take a look at the Storm Team Forecast Maps.

8 PM Tonight – High clouds roll into the region.

7 AM Thursday – Mostly cloudy skies are forecast for the region with showers developing to our west.

Noon Thursday – Clouds and rain are forecast for the area.

4 PM Thursday – Cloudy skies and rain continue across the area.

8 PM Thursday – Rain starts to change to snow across southeast Kentucky, southwest Virginia and the higher elevations of east Tennessee and western North Carolina.

11 PM Thursday – Snow will be possible across the region.

The higher elevations will have the best chance of seeing accumulating snow.  There could be some spots with as much as 4″.  Take a look at our current snowfall potential map.

10 AM Friday – Skies clear with cold temperatures.

Clouds are back on Saturday with a chance of snow late int he day.

We start Sunday with a chance of snow and a possible snowfall accumulation.

Warmer air will try to move into the area late Sunday morning which will change the snow to rain.  This is not set in stone yet, and could change.  Stay tuned for the latest forecast from Storm Team 11 Weather.  This will be a very wet system with the potential for locally heavy rainfall.

Here is the Storm Team 7-Day Outlook.

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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