We are tracking a fair weather friend in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center. It is an area of high pressure that will rest over the southern Appalachians through tonight. Even though we will see plenty of sunshine today, we can't rule out a pop-up afternoon shower or thunderstorm. It will remain warm and muggy as warm and moist air flows into the Tri-Cities ahead of the next cold front. Tonight we could see an evening shower otherwise partly cloudy skies will be the main weather feature.
Clouds and showers will increase in Wednesday. In fact Wednesday and Wednesday evening will be the better chance, 60 percent, ahead of the approaching cold front. Those chances diminish slightly on Wednesday evening to 50 percent. The actual cold front will not move through the area until Thursday. We will see the rain chances continue Thursday at 40 percent and possibly continuing Friday with cloudy skies. Friday chance is reduced to slight with only a slight chance Friday night.
During the overnight Friday, the clouds will slowly break-up and we should see another ridge of high pressure settle in for the holiday weekend. Saturday and Sunday should be sunny and not as humid with slightly cooler temperatures. The holiday on Monday will be mostly sunny. We could see an early shower on Memorial Day morning, but that would be around daybreak and slight, less than 20 percent, at best.
High will be in the low to mid 80s today and Wednesday. We cool back into the mid to upper 70s Thursday through Monday. Lows near 60 tonight and Wednesday. Thursday through Monday night will cool back to the upper 40s to the mid 50s Tuesday night through Monday night.