ABOVE AVERAGE HIGHS THROUGH FRIDAY

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY LATER IN THE WEEK

DOWNPOURS AND GUSTY WINDS POSSIBLE LATE FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT

SUNSHINE EXPECTED FOR THE EASTER WEEKEND, BUT TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOLING DOWN

This Afternoon: Plenty of sunshine. Highs 65-71. North wind 10 mph or less.

Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy. Lows 35-41. Light wind.

Thursday: Mix of clouds & sun. Warm with a 40% chance of passing showers. Thunder possible. Highs 67-74. Southwest wind 5-15 mph.

Weather Summary:

A weak cold front moved thought last night and an area of high pressure is building in today. Expect sunny skies and warm afternoon highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s! Don't forget and sunglasses and sunscreen for your outdoor plans.

We will be tracking a storm system that will arrive late this week. A breezy southwest wind will allow temperatures to soar into the 70s Thursday and Friday. Some scattered showers and isolated thundershowers are possible Thursday. Rain chances increase Friday with enough instability to produce a few thunderstorms as well. The highest chance of rain appears to be Friday evening and night. The severe threat looks marginal in the Tri-Cities at this time (the main threat looks to stay just to our west). However a line of storms could produce downpours and gusty winds Friday evening. Check back for updates as we track this storm system into the region.

A strong cold front will move through Friday night. By Saturday, things will calm down but cool off quite a bit. It will be breezy with highs in the 50s.

StormTrack 5 meteorologists are forecasting a fairly pleasant Easter weekend. High pressure looks to be nearby, providing us with an egg-cellent Easter Sunday. The weather will be cool early Sunday morning, but warm and dry to finish. Some frost will be likely on Sunday morning... so dress warmly for those sunrise services!

Monday and Tuesday will bring a chance of showers with temperatures warming into the 70s.

Recap: Highs upper 60s to middle 70s today through Friday, mid 50s Saturday, mid 60s Sunday and 70s Monday and Tuesday.  Lows near 40 tonight, 50s Thursday night, 40s Friday night, near 30 Saturday night, near 40 Sunday night.

Our average high is 64°, low 38°.

Meteorologist David Boyd