WARM AND HUMID THROUGH THE WEEKEND
ISOLATED-SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE EACH DAY
STORMS COULD PRODUCE DOWNPOURS, GUSTY WINDS, LIGHTNING AND SMALL HAIL
Today: Partly cloudy and warm. A stray afternoon thundershower is possible. Highs 83-88. Southwest wind 5-10 mph.
Tonight: Mild and comfortable. Partly Clear. Lows 57-62. Light wind.
Sunday: Warm and humid. Scattered PM showers and storms. Highs 78-84. Southwest wind 5-15 mph.
Saturday will offer up a mix of clouds and sunshine. The heat of the day will provide the area with a few stray afternoon showers and thundershowers. The best chances for any rain will be along the higher elevations. Daytime highs will be around 5 to 10 degrees above average.
The slow-moving nature of these storms over the next few days may lead to minor flooding if showers sit on top of the same areas for too long. The severe weather threat (winds in excess of 58 mph and hail greater than an inch) is very low, but any storms that do pop up have the potential to result in downpours, gusty winds, frequent lightning and small hail. There’s no need to cancel your outdoor plans, as these showers may not affect everyone. Keep an eye to the sky though for any lightning!
A slow-moving cold front will approach the region Saturday night into Sunday. By Sunday and Monday showers and thunderstorms will become more likely.
Rain chances will lower on Tuesday and Wednesday, as the front settles just south of the Tri-Cities.
Recap: Highs in the upper 70s to upper 80s and lows in the upper 50s to middle 60s through Friday of next week.
Our average high is 79°, low 55°.
Meteorologist Ricky Matthews