Wednesday, January 10, 2018 –
Good Evening! Many of you may already know this, but the old timers say that if you don’t like the weather in this area, just give it a minute. . . it will change. That certainly will be the case over the next 48 hours!
Let’s start off this blog with a look at today. We were one degree shy of the record high!
A Wind Advisory will be in effect tonight through Thursday night for the mountains of east Tennessee. Winds increase tonight and Thursday. Winds could gust to as high at 50 mph.
This satellite view from College of DuPage shows the moisture increase to our west. Notice the low level moisture streaming in from the south from Chattanooga to central Kentucky.
Here is a sneak peak at the temperature trend into the weekend.
We start with a look at the forecast high temperatures.
Now take a look at the forecast low temperatures.
Rain chances will increase Thursday afternoon into Friday with a chance of snow late Friday into Saturday morning. Snow flurries will be possible on Sunday.
The southeast wind tonight will provide us with partly cloudy skies and cool temperatures. Temperatures will be colder across parts of Virginia and western North Carolina.
8 PM Tonight – Fair skies for northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. Notice the clouds across western North Carolina.
7 AM Thursday – The southeast wind keeps northeast Tennessee and parts of southwest Virginia with partly cloudy skies. Notice the rain across parts of western North Carolina.
Noon Thursday. Clouds and rain will increase across the area.
5:15 PM Thursday – The rain increases across the region. It will be windy across the mountains.
A strong area of low pressure will move across the region Friday which will enhance the rainfall potential and bring a burst of snow to the region with cold air Friday night.
8 AM Friday – We are in the warm air which means we could see rain, wind and even some thunderstorms.
Noon Friday – We will have a chance of rain and some thunderstorms along with windy condition. Sleet and snow will be likely to our west.
5 PM Friday – We could see showers and some thunderstorms across the area as a strong low pressure system moves across the area. Snow will be possible across western Kentucky and west and middle Tennessee.
9 PM Friday Rain will begin to change to snow as rain pushes east.
1 AM Saturday – Snow will be possible across the area as cold air moves into the region.
Rainfall totals from Thursday afternoon into early Friday evening could range from a half inch to over an inch for some.
Rain will quickly change to snow Friday night into early Saturday. This maps gives you an idea as to who could see an accumulation. Right now it appears that the Tri-Cities could see a dusting to an inch with maybe one to two inches for the mountains of east Tennessee. Parts of southwest Virginia and eastern Kentucky could see one to two inches in the higher elevations. It looks like the heavier snow totals will be well to our northwest.
We stay cold next week with scattered snow showers and snow flurries.