Enjoy the sunshine and warmth Friday. Rain, Wind and colder air the way this weekend

 

Thursday, November 16, 2017 –

Good Evening.  WE had a beautiful afternoon with relatively mild temperatures.  Here is a look at the climate data for the Tri-Cities Airport.

Here are some high temperatures around the region this afternoon.

Take a look at this satellite imagery from NOAA tonight.  You can see our next developing storm system to our west.  This will bring clouds, wind and rain to the area late Saturday afternoon.

We stay quiet overnight into Friday with mild temperatures Friday afternoon.

Noon Friday – Sunny skies are forecast for the region with mild temperatures.

5 PM Friday – Clear skies will give way to a nice sunset.

Rain chances increase to 40% Saturday afternoon with an 80% chance of showers Saturday night.

Temperatures will turn cold Sunday into Monday.

Look for a changing weather pattern this weekend.

A strong cold front will move into the Ohio and Tennessee Valley Saturday.  This will bring an increase in clouds, rain and wind to our area through the day on Saturday.

Showers and a few thunderstorms will spread into east Tennessee Saturday afternoon.

6 PM Saturday – This will be our best time for showers and a few isolated storms as the cold front moves into our area.

11 Pm Saturday – We keep cloud and a chance of rain into the evening.

Cloudy skies and scattered flurries move into the higher elevations early Sunday morning.

There could be a few thunderstorms across the Tennessee Valley Saturday as the cold front moves across the state.

As the front moves across the region on Saturday it will produce showers and a few thunderstorms. Here is a look at rainfall estimates through 4 AM Sunday.

This map shows the projected sustained winds at 1 PM on Saturday.  Winds will be gusty through the afternoon on Saturday.

8 AM Sunday – Clouds will linger across the region with a chance of morning flurries mainly across the higher elevations.

Noon Sunday – Variable cloudy skies will linger across some of the mountains with a northwest wind.  There will be a chance of morning flurries across the higher elevations.

6 PM Sunday – Clear skies and cold temperatures will prevail.

The higher elevations mainly above 4,000 feet could see a light accumulation of snow late Saturday night into early Sunday morning.  Snowfall totals in the highest elevations will range from a trace to maybe an inch of snow

8 AM Monday – Sunny skies and cold temperatures are forecast for the region.

Mild air will prevail Saturday with colder air on Sunday and Monday.

Have a great night!

Mark Reynolds

Chief Meteorologist

News Channel 11

Office:  423-434-4540

Email:  mreynolds@wjhl.com

http://twitter.com/markreynoldswx

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