WE ARE TRACKING LESS HUMID AND SUNNY CONDITIONS

BE ON THE ALERT TO REDUCED VISIBILITY FROM DENSE FOG THIS MORNING

WE WARM BACK UP, SHOWERS AND STORMS FOLLOW ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY

MUCH COOLER AND LESS HUMID MID-WEEK

Today: Mostly sunny, less humid. Highs 83-88. Winds light.

Tonight: Mostly clear and pleasant. Lows 57-62. Winds calm.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and very warm. Highs 87-92. Winds west 5-10 mph.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy and mild. Lows 63-68. Winds southwest 5 mph.

Weather Summary:

We are tracking high pressure in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center. The high will settle into the Tri-Cities with less humid and sunny conditions today. We still will be warm.

A mostly clear and pleasant night awaits us with the lower humidity tonight.

We will see a few clouds from time to time on Saturday in the southern Appalachians. High pressure in the Atlantic will open the warm and moist flow from the Gulf of Mexico again. This will start a warm front back in our direction on Saturday. This warm and moist air behind the front will make it feel like July again.

StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking the low pulling the warm front through the region. That low will be positioned over southeast Canada by Sunday and trail a cold front to our northwest. This will increase shower and thunderstorm chances late Sunday at 30 percent and Sunday night at 60 percent.

We could see a couple of the storms become strong and you should be on the alert for a downpour or gusty winds near any storm that pops up.

The front will cross the region on Monday and keep a 40 percent chance of shower through possibly midday to mid-afternoon.

High pressure will become the main weather feature Tuesday, Wednesday and possibly into Thursday. We should see a cooler and less humid air mass settle into the area. Temperatures will be below normal. We will be treated to less humidity again, thanks to the cooler air mass from Canada.

A new front will head southeast for Thursday. It appears most of the day should be dry but a late afternoon shower or storms is possible. Chances are at 20 to 30 percent.

Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s today and Sunday with low upper 70s to low 80s Monday through Thursday. Lows will be near 60 to the mid 60s tonight through Sunday night and mid to upper 50s Monday night through Wednesday night with low 60s on Thursday night.

Cooler temperatures may bring us near records a couple of nights. The record low Tuesday is 55° and Wednesday is 56°.

Our normal high is 85°, low 64°.

Meteorologist Donnie Cox