WE ARE TRACKING RAIN MOVING INTO COLD AIR: THIS WILL MEAN A COLD RAIN FOR THE TRI-CITIES AND SOME ICE FOR EASTERN AREAS
FLOOD WATCH FOR SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY AND DICKENSON AND BUCHANAN COUNTIES THROUGH MONDAY MORNING
PERIODS OF RAIN TONIGHT AND MONDAY
Tonight: Rain likely, heavy at times. Freezing rain changing to rain east of the Tri-Cities. Temperatures nearly steady in the 30s and 40s. South wind 5-15 mph.
Monday: Periods of rain, especially in the morning. Highs 48-54. Southwest wind 5-15 mph.
Monday Night: Rain redeveloping. Lows 33-39. Northwest wind 10 mph or less.
Tuesday: Morning rain or snow showers. Highs 40-45. Northwest wind 5-15 mph.
We are tracking several rounds of rain moving into the region. Temperatures will remain above freezing in the Tri-Cities area tonight.
However, those in areas near and east of the Blue Ridge need to be alert to the possibility of icy roads. By later tonight, temperatures will rise slightly, ending the threat of freezing rain east of the Tri-Cities.
The rainy weather will likely continue into Monday, especially in the morning. Rain could be heavy at times tonight and Monday morning. Rainfall totals tonight through Monday night will likely be in the 1.0" to 2.0" range, with locally heavier totals possible.
As a strong cold front sweeps across the southern Appalachian region Monday night, colder air will be ushered into the Tri-Cities. Rain showers may mix with or change to snow showers Tuesday morning before ending.
One of the dangers we need to alert you to over the next few days is the possibility of heavy rainfall. The StormTrack 5 weather team will track any flood threat closely and bring you any alerts that may become necessary. The ice threat for eastern areas will also be watched closely.
Mostly sunny and chilly Wednesday and Thursday. Partly cloudy Friday. Some rain and snow showers are possible next weekend.
Highs in the lower 50s Monday and in the 40s Tuesday through Saturday. Lows will drop into the 30s to near 40 tonight and Monday night, 20s Tuesday and Wednesday night, 10s Thursday night, and 20s Friday night.
You can always get the latest weather alerts, forecasts, and radar on News 5, WCYB.com, and on the StormTrack 5 weather app.
Our normal high is 50°, normal low 29°.
Meteorologist David Boyd