WE ARE TRACKING A SUNNY AND WARM DAY
HUMIDITY WILL RISE ALONG WITH TEMPERATURES LATE WEEK
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Today: Sunny and very warm. Highs 84-89. Winds northwest 5 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy and comfortable. Lows 58-63. Winds south 5 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and hot. Highs 87-92. Winds southwest 5 mph.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy and pleasant. Lows 57-62. Winds southeast 5 mph.
We are tracking high pressure in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center. The high will take care of us for another day. We will enjoy another sunny day with very warm temperatures settling into the southern Appalachians.
The lower humidity levels will carry a pleasant day into tonight. A few clouds are possible but a pretty nice night in the Tri-Cities.
The high will slowly slip away but will keep Sunshine and warmed temperatures Thursday into Friday. Even Saturday will start the holiday weekend with mainly partly cloudy skies and only a slight chance, 20 percent or so, for the afternoon.
StormTrack 5 Meteorologists are tracking a front that will try to slip into the region from the north and west to start the weekend. This will allow for some showers and thunderstorms Sunday and Monday. The chances are at about 40 percent for the holiday.
It doesn't appear the dynamics for severe weather are likely although a thunderstorm or two can't be ruled out. Be on the alert to the possibility of some gusty winds, lightning strikes and downpours with any storms that do develop. It should be more dry than wet but you need to have a back-up plan just in case a storm pops up.
Tuesday will see a 20 percent chance of showers and storms with partly cloudy skies.
Hurricane Cristobal will pass well east of the U.S. Atlantic coast and remain west of the island of Bermuda. Cristobal will not strike our east coast but may create the dangers with rip currents and choppy or strong surf. If you have travel plans to any east coast beaches this week you should respect those dangers as Cristobal heads northeast through the Atlantic.
Highs will be in the upper 80s to low 90s today through Tuesday. Lows will be near 60 tonight and low to mid 60s Thursday night through Tuesday 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 61°.
Meteorologist Donnie Cox