WE ARE TRACKING AFTERNOON RAIN AND SNOW MIX
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR MOST OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, PARTS OF NORTHEAST TENNESSEE AND THE MOUNTAIN OF NORTH CAROLINA UNTIL NOON
CHILLY THROUGH TOMORROW AND SUNNY
WARMER FOR THE WEEKEND
This Afternoon: Cloudy, breezy, snow and rain. Highs 37-42. Winds west 5-15 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy and cold. Lows 21-26. Winds northwest 5-10 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny and chilly. Highs 37-42. Winds southwest 5 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly clear and cold. Lows 23-28. Winds south 5 mph.
We are tracking snow and rain in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center. A fast moving front is zipping east through the southern Appalachians. This provided rain and or snow overnight, with areas of snow that will be changing back to rain or a mix this afternoon. This should all come to an end by mid to late afternoon with breezy and chilly conditions.
We may saw some light accumulations in areas below 1,500 feet but higher amounts were scattered through the higher elevations. A trace is to an inch or so popped up in areas this morning for the lower elevations with those higher amounts above 1,500 feet, especially above 2,500 feet.
Tonight we will be a cold night with partly cloudy skies and diminishing winds.
StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking an area of high pressure that will nudge into the area Friday and slide across the Tri-Cities through Sunday. We are expecting mostly sunny skies Friday and Saturday with a few more clouds to bring Sunday in as a partly cloudy day.
The next system will increase clouds and shower chances on Sunday night. Monday will bring a 40 percent chance of rain to start the post-holiday work week with mostly cloudy skies.
Tuesday will continue a rain chance at 30 percent and partly cloudy. We may see a left over shower to start Wednesday morning, but the rain chances will decline with partly cloudy skies.
Highs will be near 40 this afternoon and Friday and low 50s Saturday with mid 50s to near 60 Sunday through Wednesday. Lows will be in the mid 20s tonight and Friday night with mid 30s Saturday night. We warm to the low to mid 40s Sunday night and Monday night with mid 30s Tuesday night and 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 54°, low 32°.
Meteorologist Donnie Cox