Joe’s Forecast

joeWarm, Pleasant Weekend!

Heading to Blacksburg, VA Hokie Fans?!
If so, it’ s looking very nice! After some morning dense fog the noon kick-off against Georgia Tech is looking fantastic.  Comfortable temperatures in the lower 70′s with a slight southeast breeze.  By the end of the game temperatures will warm up to near 80 degrees for a afternoon high temperature.  Expect a nice mix of sun and clouds overhead as well.

Closer to home, as you head out and about to the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion pack the sunscreen and shades today. It’s looking ‘grrrreat’ weather-wise. A pleasantly dry day ahead with temps topping out in the low to possibly middle 80′s under mostly sunny skies.

‘Minor’ Changes Arriving Sunday: Expect a transition from the 80s to the 70s. A cold front is slated to slide through late in the day resulting in an increase in cloud cover and a chance for showers during the latter half of the day. Most of the rainfall will hold off until around or after dinnertime in the evening and continuing into Sunday Night. There could be a few storms out there too, mainly staying west of the Tri-Cities. The stormy weather is not anticipated to reach severe levels, but some gusty winds and locally heavy rains with some of the embedded storms cannot be ruled out. Ahead of the cold front, highs will still warm Sunday afternoon to near 80 degrees.

Behind the front… The cold front pushes to our east clearing our skies on Monday.  In fact, it’s looking like fantastic fall conditions on the way through the course of the work week and into the upcoming weekend as well.  Officially Fall begins at 10:29 p.m. EDT Monday.  Cooler and breezy at times with highs in the middle and upper 70′s this week.  Lows will be chilly early in the week falling into the 40′s and slightly warmer by the end of the work week only dropping off into the middle 50′s.

Enjoy the quiet weather and have a wonderful last weekend of summer!

Joe Reedy
Chief Meteorologist
ABC 19 News


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