* WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR THE TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS FRIDAY MORNING *
* WIND ADVISORY FRIDAY FOR THE VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS *
TRACKING A FEW RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS TONIGHT
ACCUMULATIONS, IF ANY, WILL BE LIGHT AND MAINLY OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS
WINDY AND COLD FRIDAY WITH A FEW MORNING FLURRIES OR MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS
PARTLY CLOUDY AND SEASONABLY COOL WEATHER TO START THE WEEKEND
Tonight: A few rain or snow showers. Lows 25-32. West wind 5-10 mph.
Friday: A few morning flurries or snow showers. Windy and cold. Highs 28-36. Northwest wind 10-20 mph and gusty.
Friday Night: Mostly clear and cold. Lows 10-18. Light wind.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs 40-45. West wind 5-10 mph.
We are tracking a cold front in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center. Scattered showers are possible this evening. The front should move through the Tri-Cities in the overnight. Scattered rain showers will change to snow showers and flurries tonight. A dusting to an inch or two is possible in spots overnight through Friday morning, especially in the mountains. Be on the alert for the danger of some slick spots especially across the higher elevations overnight and Friday morning.
Friday will be windy and much colder, especially in the mountains. Gusty winds over 40 mph are expected across the higher elevations Friday. Gusts near 30 mph are possible in the Tri-Cities. Wind chills will be in the 10s and 20s.
StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking an area of high pressure again. This will be the main feature Friday afternoon and Saturday with partly to mostly sunny skies. It will be much colder Friday and Friday night. Highs Saturday afternoon close to average.
A low over the Ozarks will travel east toward the Tri-Cities and drag a front along with it on Sunday. Rain chances will increase to about 60 percent on Sunday and change to or mix with snow Sunday night (although northern areas could see a mix Sunday morning before changing to rain). The low and front will cross the North Carolina mountains by Monday morning. We may still see snow, or a rain and snow mix, for part of Monday before skies start to clear.
Tuesday will be mostly sunny, while Wednesday will see an increase in clouds. We may even see a rain or snow chance later in the day Wednesday.
Highs will be in the middle 30s Friday, with lower to middle 40s Saturday and Sunday. Highs in the 30s Monday and 40s Tuesday and Wednesday. Lows will be near 30 tonight, 10s Friday night, 20s Saturday night, near 30 Sunday night, and 10s Monday night.
You can get the latest forecast, radar, and severe weather alerts on News 5, WCYB.com, and on the StormTrack 5 weather app.
Our normal high is 46°, low 26°.
Meteorologist Dave Dierks and David Boyd