Read the latest StormTrack 5 Forecast
A WEAK FRONT ZIPS THROUGH TONIGHT
COLD TEMPERATURES ON THE WAY
NEXT STORM SYSTEM ARRIVES FOR THE WEEKEND
Tonight: Partly cloudy and cold. Lows 19-24. Winds Northwest 5-10 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and cold. Highs 33-38. Winds West 5-10 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear and colder. Lows 15-22. Light wind.
Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs 44-50. South wind 5-10 mph.
Here in the StormTrack 5 weather center we are keeping an eye on the mercury. A cold front will race into the Tri-Cities tonight, and with it colder temperatures will be coming. Along with the re-enforcing shot of cold air, we expect mainly an increase in clouds. Some areas in the higher elevations may see some flurries.
The front will move east and the colder air will settle in for Thursday and Thursday night. Highs tomorrow will only be reaching the middle 30s, and lows will be in the upper teens and low 20s. High pressure will build back into the southern Appalachians on Friday. We will experience a slight warm up on Friday with highs reaching the upper 40s. We will start to see a southern flow from an approaching weekend system.
StormTrack 5 Meteorologists are tracking a storm system dropping from the northern Rockies and Pacific Northwest. By the end of the week this system will move into the southern Plains and pump moisture toward our region from the Gulf of Mexico. This will increase clouds late Friday and bring rain or even a wintry mix Friday night with colder air in the overnight.
The next system will be heading east for the Tri-Cities, and will start the wet weather on Friday night. It will start as flurries in the higher elevations, before turning to rain in the afternoon. As the low makes its way toward the Atlantic coast we will see colder air again to be wrapped into the area Saturday night and early Sunday which will cause snow showers or flurries.
A high re-enters the region Sunday afternoon through Tuesday. This will bring sunny and dry weather again as the main weather feature. We will experience colder air again as well.
Highs in the middle 30s on Thursday. Expect mid to upper 40s on Friday and Saturday. Sunday through Tuesday will be in the upper 30s to low 40s. Lows in the upper teens to low 20s tonight and Thursday night with low 30s Friday and Saturday nights. We fall back to the low to mid 20s Sunday night through Tuesday night.
You can always get the latest forecast and weather information on News 5 WCYB, wcyb.com and on the StormTrack 5 weather app.
Our normal high is 49°, low 28°.
Meteorologist Kaitlin Penfold