Rain, wind and mild temperatures Saturday. Could there be snow for Christmas?


Friday, December 22, 2017 –

Good Evening.  It certainly was a mild afternoon with the clouds.  Rain will move into the area through the night

Take a look at the clouds and moisture on this satellite image from NOAA just west of us.  This moisture will move into our area through Saturday afternoon.

Flood Watches are up for parts of Kentucky for the possibility of heavy rains which could result in localized flooding.

The winds will pick up overnight into early Saturday afternoon.  Wind gusts could be in excess of 50 mph across the higher elevations.

This image will give you an idea of the forecast sustained winds expected tomorrow morning.  Wind gusts will be higher.

Watch the rain increase in coverage through the night.

3 AM Saturday – The strong southerly wind flow could result in a bit of drying for parts of the Tri-Cities.

7 AM Saturday – Parts of the Tri-Cities may see some sunshine thanks to the down sloping winds.

10 AM Saturday – Clouds and locally heavy rainfall will move into the region.

Noon Saturday – Clouds, wind and locally heavy rainfall will be possible as a cold front moves into the region,

3 PM Saturday – The cold front moves through the region with a shift in the wind direction and scattered showers.

7 PM Saturday – We keep clouds skies and scattered showers in the area.

Rainfall will be heaviest just to our west and northwest.  Parts of the Tri-Cities could see over an inch of rain.

Cold air moves into the area late Sunday with a chance of light snow and flurries.

1 AM Monday – Light snow and flurries will be possible across the mountains with a chance of flurries over parts of the lower elevations.

5:15 AM Monday – Christmas Day – There could be some mountain flurries across the region with cold temperatures.

1 PM Monday – Christmas Day – Skies will be partly cloudy with cold temperatures.

8 AM Tuesday – We will see an increase in clouds through the day.

There could be a light accumulation of snow across the highest elevations late Sunday into the early morning hours of Christmas Day.

We stay cold into next week with cloudy skies Tuesday and Wednesday.  There could be some snow in the area by Friday as much colder air moves back into the region.  Stay tuned for more details.

Have a great weekend and a Merry Christmas!

Mark Reynolds

Chief Meteorologist

News Channel 11

Office:  423-434-4540

Email:  mreynolds@wjhl.com



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