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Current Condition
57°
Mainly Cloudy
Humidity: 42% Dew Point: 34°
Wind: NW 16 mph Visibility: 10.0 mi
Pressure: 30.04 in
Conditions as of 11:53am
This Afternoon
61°
Highs around 61 under mainly sunny skies
48%  
6:28am   8:22pm
Tonight
43°
Chance for scattered showers late, otherwise partly cloudy
34%  
6:28am   8:22pm
Saturday
62°
Chance for scattered rain showers early, otherwise becoming partly cloudy
14%  
6:27am   8:23pm

May 5, 2021 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

Wednesday, May 5

You know the old saying about meteorologists and being wrong a lot? I’m not going to repeat it, but I know you’re thinking of it right now. It doesn’t happen as often as you may think, and there are a boatload of different reasons that I’m not going to list here. But for today, that happened to me. I’ll explain how in this edition of the Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast!

If you read yesterday’s forecast, either on the radio stations’ websites or here, you know I said we’d have the sun coming out from time to time this afternoon, with rain ending by morning. There wasn’t a bit of that happened. The only right word I said is “rain.” It’s something that happens, and there are a whole boatload of different reasons for that, which I also will not list here. The goal is to get better, and it’s always better to get better when something doesn’t go your way. So while I’m in “beware the darn clouds” mode, let’s look ahead toward the forecast through the weekend:

  • Tonight-Partly cloudy, with some morning fog possible. Low 43.
  • Thursday-Mostly sunny, high 65.
  • Thursday night-Partly cloudy with a few rain showers late. Low 44.
  • Friday-Mostly sunny and windy, with a small chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs near 60.
  • Saturday-Mostly sunny. High 63.
  • Sunday-Partly cloudy, a few afternoon showers and storms are possible. High 74.

As of around 7 PM Wednesday evening, low pressure is still over Charlotte, not too far away as the crow flies. And that is the reason we’re still locked under a bunch of clouds. That low pressure moves off the South Carolina coast tomorrow, and the farther away it gets, the better chance of clearing conditions we will see. That’s good news, leading to mostly sunny conditions by the end of the day.

Tomorrow night, a quick-moving cold front moves through, bringing a small chance of rain toward morning. As low pressure gets into the Plains, we have a small chance of rain late Saturday and on Sunday as that front moves closer. Sunday actually looks like more of a rainy day at this point, but I’ll keep an eye on that as we get closer to it.

Thanks for checking here for the forecast today. Have a great Thursday!

Next 36 Hours

1:00pm
120_day
55°
Mostly Sunny
WNW 12 mph
2:00pm
100_day
57°
Mostly Sunny
NW 12 mph
3:00pm
120_day
59°
Mostly Sunny
NW 12 mph
4:00pm
150_day
60°
Clouds and Sun
NW 12 mph
5:00pm
120_day
61°
Clouds and Sun
WNW 11 mph
6:00pm
150_day
61°
Clouds and Sun
WNW 10 mph
7:00pm
100_day
59°
Sunny
WNW 9 mph
8:00pm
100_day
57°
Mostly Sunny
W 6 mph
9:00pm
120_night
54°
Mainly Clear
W 5 mph
10:00pm
150_night
51°
Partly Cloudy
W 4 mph
11:00pm
150_night
48°
Partly Cloudy
W 3 mph
12:00am
150_night
46°
Partly Cloudy
W 3 mph
1:00am
250_night
44°
Mainly Cloudy
W 3 mph
2:00am
230_night
44°
Partly Cloudy
WSW 3 mph
3:00am
230_night
44°
Partly Cloudy
WSW 3 mph
4:00am
230_night
44°
Partly Cloudy
W 5 mph
5:00am
250_night
44°
Mainly Cloudy
W 4 mph
6:00am
251_day
43°
Mainly Cloudy
W 4 mph
7:00am
251_day
43°
Mainly Cloudy
W 4 mph
8:00am
150_day
45°
Clouds and Sun
W 6 mph
9:00am
150_day
49°
Clouds and Sun
W 8 mph
10:00am
150_day
52°
Clouds and Sun
WNW 10 mph
11:00am
150_day
54°
Clouds and Sun
WNW 11 mph
12:00pm
150_day
57°
Clouds and Sun
WNW 11 mph
1:00pm
120_day
58°
Clouds and Sun
WNW 11 mph
2:00pm
120_day
60°
Clouds and Sun
WNW 10 mph
3:00pm
120_day
60°
Clouds and Sun
WNW 10 mph
4:00pm
120_day
61°
Clouds and Sun
W 9 mph
5:00pm
150_day
61°
Clouds and Sun
W 8 mph
6:00pm
150_day
61°
Clouds and Sun
W 6 mph
7:00pm
150_day
60°
Clouds and Sun
W 4 mph
8:00pm
230_day
59°
Clouds and Sun
WSW 3 mph
9:00pm
230_night
56°
Partly Cloudy
WSW 4 mph
10:00pm
250_night
55°
Mainly Cloudy
WSW 5 mph
11:00pm
250_night
53°
Mainly Cloudy
WSW 6 mph

7-Day Forecast:

This Afternoon
5/7
120_day
61°
Highs around 61 under mainly sunny skies. Northwesterly winds 10 to 15 mph.
48% NW 12 mph
Sunrise: 6:28am  Sunset: 8:22pm
48%
NW 12 mph
Tonight
230_night
43°
Chance for scattered showers late, otherwise partly cloudy. Lows dip down to about 43, west winds 5 to 10 mph.
34% W 5 mph
Moon: Waning Crescent
34%
W 5 mph
Saturday
5/8
230_day
62°
Chance for scattered rain showers early, otherwise becoming partly cloudy. High of 62, west winds 8 to 15 mph.
14% W 8 mph
Sunrise: 6:27am  Sunset: 8:23pm
14%
W 8 mph
Saturday Night
230_night
47°
Chance for scattered showers, otherwise cloudy skies expected. Low of 47, winds turning southwest 5 to 10 mph.
24% WSW 5 mph
Moon: New Moon
24%
WSW 5 mph
Sunday
5/9
230_day
77°
Mainly cloudy with a chance for scattered rain showers. Daytime highs approaching 77, winds turning south 8 to 15 mph.
17% S 7 mph
Sunrise: 6:26am  Sunset: 8:24pm
17%
S 7 mph
Sunday Night
250_night
58°
Cloudy skies expected with scattered rain showers likely. Low of 58, southwesterly winds 8 to 15 mph.
69% SW 8 mph
Moon: New Moon
69%
SW 8 mph
Monday
5/10
450_day
70°
Scattered thunderstorms likely, otherwise cloudy skies expected. High temperatures reach up to 70, westerly winds 8 to 15 mph.
70% WSW 7 mph
Sunrise: 6:26am  Sunset: 8:25pm
70%
WSW 7 mph
Monday Night
230_night
48°
Lows level off around 48 under mainly cloudy skies with a chance for scattered showers. Winds out of the north around 5 mph.
22% NNW 3 mph
Moon: New Moon
22%
NNW 3 mph
Tuesday
5/11
230_day
65°
A mix of clouds and sun with a chance for scattered showers. High of 65, winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.
18% N 4 mph
Sunrise: 6:25am  Sunset: 8:26pm
18%
N 4 mph
Tuesday Night
230_night
45°
Overcast with a chance for scattered rain showers. Overnight lows approaching 45, northeasterly winds 5 to 10 mph.
28% NNE 4 mph
Moon: New Moon
28%
NNE 4 mph
Wednesday
5/12
430_day
66°
Daytime highs approaching 66 under overcast skies with a chance for scattered thunderstorms. Winds out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph.
36% ENE 5 mph
Sunrise: 6:24am  Sunset: 8:27pm
36%
ENE 5 mph
Wednesday Night
250_night
47°
Scattered rain showers likely, otherwise mainly cloudy skies. Overnight lows approaching 47, east winds around 5 mph.
55% E 3 mph
Moon: Waxing Crescent
55%
E 3 mph
Thursday
5/13
450_day
64°
Highs level off around 64 under mainly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms likely. Northerly winds around 5 mph.
57% NNE 3 mph
Sunrise: 6:23am  Sunset: 8:27pm
57%
NNE 3 mph