We are tracking an upper level low in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center. This slow moving system will finally start to pull away from the southern Appalachians today. The warm and humid southerly flow from the Gulf of Mexico will continue to influence our chance for showers and thunderstorms today but diminishing later today and tonight.
We will certainly see some sunshine this afternoon and Tuesday. Even though the threat for a pop-up or isolated shower or thunderstorms exists, those chances are limited until mid-week.
StormTrack 5 Meteorologists are tracking a cold front headed for the Tri-Cities mid to late week. Showers and thunderstorms are likely Wednesday and Thursday. We will be tracking this cold front as it could present a storm chance along with increased showers. It does appear this front will actually be weak.
High pressure will settle into the region again for Friday through the weekend. We will see slightly cooler and less humid conditions as well. Saturday and Sunday appear to be set for plenty of sunshine and a very little chance for showers according to the models right now.
Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s today through Wednesday. We expect mid 70s to near 80 Thursday through Sunday. Lows will be in the upper 50s to low 60s tonight through Thursday night. We will slide back to the low to mid 50s Friday night through Sunday night