WE ARE TRACKING INCREASING CLOUDS AND HUMIDITY

WEEKEND SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE

NEAR NORMAL FINALLY TO START THE WEEK

Today: Partly cloudy, afternoon showers. Highs 80-85. Winds south 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Showers, isolated thunderstorms. Lows 59-64. Winds east 5 mph.

Friday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs 75-80. Winds southeast 5-15 mph.

Friday Night: Showers and possibly thunderstorms. Lows 58-63. Winds south 5 mph.

Weather Summary:

We are tracking returning humidity in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center. We will see a flow from the south returning today in the Tri-Cities. That will bring the moisture levels back up and start to increase our clouds. We may even see some showers returning later today as well.

Tonight the rain chances increase in the southern Appalachians, especially after midnight with a 60 percent chance.

StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking a disturbance that will slide into the area with a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms on Friday. The chances will drop to 50 percent Friday night with thunderstorms mainly being isolated.

Severe weather doesn't appear to be as likely, however we could see some areas with heavier rainfall.

Saturday will bring scattered showers and thunderstorms to the region. The chances are at about 50 percent. The rain chances may hold over into Sunday but will be only about 30 percent or so with partly cloudy skies.

High pressure will be settling into the area to start the work week. Rain chances will be low, 20 percent or less and mainly afternoon or evening pop-up showers through Tuesday and maybe Wednesday.

The dip in the jet stream that brought our cooler and drier air will lift away from the region. This will bring a return of warmer temperatures and humidity. That means we will finally feel like summer again early next week.

Highs will be in the low to mid 80s today through Wednesday with the exception of Friday when highs will only be in the mid 70s. Lows will be near 60 to the mid 60s tonight through Wednesday 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 85°, low 64°.

Meteorologist Donnie Cox