WE ARE TRACKING CHILLY TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WITH PATCHY FROST POSSIBLE
SUNNY AND WARMER THURSDAY
A FEW SHOWERS LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH MIDDAY FRIDAY
THE WEEKEND LOOKS AWESOME WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S
This Afternoon: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Highs 63-70. Winds northwest 10-15 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear & cool. Patchy frost. Lows 33-40. Light wind.
Thursday: Mostly sunny & warmer. Highs 72-77. South wind 5-10 mph.
Thursday Night: Increasing clouds, showers late(50%). Lows 47-53. Southwest wind 10 mph or less.
Friday: A 50% chance of showers. Some afternoon sun. Highs 70-75.
We are tracking an area of high pressure in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center. The high will provide sun-sational weather with cooler but still pleasant temperatures in the Tri-Cities this afternoon.
The high settled into the region from Canada and is bringing some cooler and drier air in tow. The air mass with low humidity also will provide some breezy conditions at times. This could create an enhanced fire danger for parts of our area this afternoon through early evening. You should be alert to these conditions and put off any outdoor burning as it could quickly get away from you. A Red Flag Warning for Tazewell, Smyth and Grayson counties in Virginia until 8pm.
With the clear skies and low humidity tonight, the temperatures will be chilly as well. With the winds settling, some valley locations could see some patchy light frost. Remember the dangers to frost sensitive plants in the mountain valley areas that tend to be cooler than the surrounding locations.
We will start out with and continue to see tons of sun before the clouds begin to increase late in the day Thursday. An approaching front will bring late showers Thursday night into early afternoon Friday. It doesn't appear that thunderstorms will be a big concern with this front, although we could see a brief thundershower or two.
StormTrack 5 Meteorologists are tracking a pretty nice looking weekend with a sunny and warm Saturday. The front with the showers Friday will become semi-stationary over the southeast. As this front starts to lift back north as a warm front, we expect to see partly to mostly sunny skies for Sunday. We have taken showers out of the forecast for last Sunday but expect increasing clouds Sunday night.
We are tracking a system over the southern Plains States that will move east as we start the new work week. This is expected to develop a strong low over the lower Mississippi Valley. The timing of this system is still being debated between the models. This will bring a 50 percent chance of rain for Monday and Tuesday.
The development of this system could include the danger of a severe weather outbreak in the early to middle part of next week. Our meteorologist are examining the details of this system and will keep you updated on any potential of severe weather, should that threat develop.
Highs will be in the upper 60s this afternoon with mid to upper 70s Thursday through Monday and near 70 Tuesday. Lows will be in the upper 30s tonight and mid 40s to near 50 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 70°, low 45°.
Meteorologist Donnie Cox