Rain chances will increase late Thursday into Friday. Mother’s Day looks dry!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 –

Good evening.  We had a spectacular afternoon with sunny skies and warm temperatures.  Take a look at the almanac data for the Tri-Cities Airport.

The satellite imagery from NOAA shows fair skies for us, but look at the clouds across the plains and into the Ohio Valley.

A look at the latest water vapor imagery also shows you the upper level low across the southern Rockies.  This will eject into the plains increasing moisture levels and the threat for more storms.  Notice also the moisture increasing across Texas and the central Gulf Coast.

Take a look at the Storm Team 11 Forecast Maps:

6 AM Thursday – Partly cloudy and mild with temperatures in the middle and upper 50’s.

Noon Thursday – Partly cloudy and mild.

6 PM Thursday – Clouds increase with scattered showers and thunderstorms possible.  We could see some strong storms to our north.

We could see a few thunderstorms Thursday afternoon.

Rain Chances will increase Friday across the southeast.  There could be a few strong storms from the Carolina’s to southern Mississippi.

8 PM Thursday – A front will be draped across the area.  This will bring an increase in showers and storms to the Tennessee Valley.  We will wait on low pressure moving in from the west on Friday which will increase our rain chances for Friday.

9 AM Friday – You see the low pressure to our west.  This moves east and increases our rain chances.

4 PM Friday – Showers and storms will be possible.

Friday night at Midnight – The low pressure will be over us producing showers and storms.  The low moves east early Saturday.

10 AM Saturday – We still have a chance of showers, but skies will begin to clear from west to east across Tennessee.

7 PM Saturday – we still may have some clouds lingering across the region.  Showers will be well west of the area.

Sunday – Mother’s Day should be ideal with sunshine and high temperatures in the 70’s.

Here is a look at the potential rainfall through Saturday morning.

Temperatures will stay mild through the weekend.

Here is a look at the Storm Team 7-Day Forecast.  We dry out and warm Sunday through Tuesday.

Have a great night!

Mark Reynolds

Chief Meteorologist

News Channel 11

Office:  423-434-4540

Email:  mreynolds@wjhl.com

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