MAINLY CLEAR SKIES TONIGHT -- FROST LIKELY

FREEZE WARNING AGAIN TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING

MORE CLOUDS, MAYBE A STRAY SHOWER FRIDAY

A WARMING TREND THROUGH EASTER WEEKEND

Tonight: Mainly clear. Cold with frost likely. Lows 25-31. Southeast wind 10 mph or less.

Thursday: Mostly sunny and warmer. Highs 62-67. Southeast wind 10 mph or less.

Thursday Night: Clear to partly cloudy, not as cold. Patchy frost. Lows 31-37. Light wind.

Friday: A mix of clouds and sunshine with a slight chance of a shower. Highs 63-69. Southwest wind 10 mph or less.

Weather Summary:

We are tracking a large pool of cold air that has settled into the southern Appalachians. This morning we set a new record low at 25°. The old record was 27°.

StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking another threat from cold conditions tonight with a Freeze Warning 2am until 9am Thursday. We could once again see frost for most of the area. You should again be on the alert for conditions that may be harmful to plants and flowers that are cold and frost sensitive.

Thursday afternoon will be pleasant with mostly sunny skies and highs in the 60s. Some patchy frost is possible again Thursday night with lows in the 30s.

A weak front will head for the Tri-Cities on Friday with more clouds. The front won't have a lot of moisture with it. There's just a slight chance of a light shower or sprinkles Friday afternoon into Friday night. It appears that the light rain or sprinkles, if any, should be gone by the time we get Saturday kicked off. Saturday is looking mostly sunny and nice.

Easter Sunday looks dry and pleasant. It will be cool in the morning, but pleasant in the afternoon with low humidity levels.

A new weather system will head for the region Monday and Tuesday. There's a chance of showers both days.

Highs will be in the mid to upper 60s Thursday and Friday and in the lower to middle 70s Saturday through Tuesday. Lows 25 to 30 tonight, 30 to 35 Thursday night, lower 40s Friday and Saturday nights, and mid 40s Sunday 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 68°, low 43°.

Meteorologist David Boyd