ANOTHER COMFORTABLE NIGHT ACROSS THE TRI-CITIES
HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL BE ON THE INCREASE AS WE HEAD INTO THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ENTER THE FORECAST EARLY NEXT WEEK
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 57-63. Light wind.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. A stray afternoon shower. Highs 85-92. Light wind.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 58-64. Light wind.
Friday: Partly cloudy and warm. Highs 85-92. Light wind.
We are tracking an area of high pressure in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center. The high is centered over the southern Appalachian region which will mean mostly clear skies overnight. With low humidity levels, another nice night is on tap for the Tri-Cities!
The high will slowly slide southward Thursday and allow a weak cool front to push in from the north. This front will bring a few more clouds and isolated showers to the region Thursday into Friday. Afternoon temperatures will stay warm however, with highs in the mid 80s to near 90!
Saturday also looks partly cloudy and warm with a stray shower or thunderstorm possible. Humidity levels will be increasing as well.
StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking a front that will try to slip toward the region from the north and west this weekend. This will create some scattered showers and thunderstorms Sunday and Monday.
The threat of severe thunderstorms is low at this time. However, be on the alert for the possibility of some gusty winds, lightning strikes, and downpours with any storms that do develop. Much of Labor Day should be dry, but you need to have a back-up plan just in case a storm pops up.
Hurricane Cristobal will pass well east of the U.S. Atlantic coast and remain west of the island of Bermuda. Cristobal will not strike the east coast but will create the dangers of 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 middle 80s to lower 90s 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.com, and on the StormTrack 5 weather app.
Our normal high is 85°, low 61°.
Meteorologist Dave Dierks and David Boyd