WE ARE TRACKING CHILLY TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WITH PATCHY FROST POSSIBLE

SUNNY AND WARMER THURSDAY

A FEW SHOWERS LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH MIDDAY FRIDAY

THE WEEKEND LOOKS AWESOME WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S

Tonight: Mostly clear & cool. Patchy frost. Lows 33-40. Light wind.

Thursday: Mostly sunny & warmer. Highs 72-77. South wind 5-10 mph.

Thursday Night: Increasing clouds, showers late (50% chance). Lows 47-53. Southwest wind 10 mph or less.

Friday: A 50% chance of showers. Some afternoon sun. Highs 70-75.

Weather Summary:

We are tracking an area of high pressure in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center. The high settled into the region from Canada and is bringing some cooler and drier air in tow. The dry air and breezy conditions will enhance the fire danger this evening and again on Thursday. You should be alert to these conditions and put off any outdoor burning as it could quickly get away from you.

With the clear skies and low humidity tonight the temperatures will be chilly as well. With the winds settling, some valley locations could see some patchy frost. Higher elevation and sheltered valley areas tend to be cooler than the surrounding locations.

We will start out with and continue to see tons of sun before the clouds begin to increase late in the day Thursday. An approaching front will bring showers late Thursday night into early afternoon Friday. It doesn't appear that thunderstorms will be a big concern with this front, although a few thunderstorms are possible.

StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking a pretty nice looking weekend with a sunny and warm Saturday. The front bringing showers Friday will become semi-stationary over the southeast. As this front starts to lift back north as a warm front we expect to see partly to mostly sunny skies for Sunday.

We will be tracking a system over the Southern Plains states that will move east as we start the new work week. This is expected to develop a strong low pressure over the lower Mississippi Valley. The timing of this system is still being debated between the models. This will bring a good chance of rain for Monday and Tuesday.

Some strong to severe thunderstorms are possible early next week. Our meteorologists are examining the details of this system and will alert you to any potential of severe weather, should that threat develop.

Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s Thursday through Monday and near 70 Tuesday. Lows will be in the upper 30s tonight and mid 40s to near 50 Thursday night through Tuesday night.

You can get the latest forecast and weather information on News 5, WCYB.com, and on the StormTrack 5 weather app.

Our normal high is 70°, low 45°.

Meteorologist Dave Dierks