Rain, Storms, Wind, Snow and Cold all in the next 48 hours! Even colder air next week!

Thursday, January 11, 2018 –

Good Evening.  We did it!  We hit a record high today!

Here is the rest of the climate for the Tri-Cities today.

Wind Advisories remain in effect through 10 PM for the mountains of east Tennessee.

Let’s talk about a quick changing weather pattern.  Here is a look at our forecast high temperatures.

Now look at the forecast lows.

When you walk out the door in the morning, take an umbrella and a heavy coast if you plan to be out after sunset. We have big changes sweeping the state as an area of low pressure moves through the area late in the day.

8 PM Tonight – We keep clouds and scattered showers in the area along with areas of dense fog.

Midnight Tonight – Showers are forecast for the area with areas of fog.

7 AM Friday – Look for variable cloudy skies with scattered showers, windy conditions and mild temperatures.

Noon Friday – We stay mild with a chance of showers and thunderstorms as the front and the low pressure moves across the area.  Look how quickly the rain changes to sleet and snow to our west.

5 PM Friday – The front marches east with the low pressure.  The cold air begins to move into our region.  Rain will quickly change to sleet then snow.  Temperatures will drop quickly with the passes of the system.

Here are the current winter weather advisories in our area for Friday afternoon and evening.

This is a very strong system and it will bring sleet, freezing rain and snow to the Tennessee Valley and all of the Ohio Valley into the northeast.

8 PM Friday  – Snow will move into our part of the country.

6 AM Saturday – We keep the chance of snow with windy and cold conditions.

Noon Saturday – Snow showers will be possible with much colder air.

Here is a look at the total possible rainfall for Friday as the low pressure system moves across the area.

This system will bring snow accumulations to the region late Friday into Saturday.  Right now, it appears that the Tri-Cities area could see a trace to an inch of snow.  This could change depending on how much moisture is left behind the system and how fast the rain to snow change is.

This map shows you where the best snowfall accumulations will be with this next weather maker.  Notice the dark blue color across parts of Kentucky.  They could see as much as 4 inches of snow if not a bit more across northwestern parts of the state.

The cold air arrives this weekend and will stick around into next week.  Look for another round of snowfall accumulations Tuesday into Wednesday.

Mark Reynolds
Chief Meteorologist
News Channel 11-ABC Tri-Cities
338 E. Main Street
Johnson City, TN 37601
423-434-4540 Office

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