A FEW FLURRIES AND MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE THIS EVENING.  BE ALERT TO PATCHY ICE ON AREA ROADS, SIDEWALKS AND PARKING LOTS.

HOLIDAY SHOPPERS WILL ENDURE CHILLY TEMPERATURES ON FRIDAY, BUT SUNSHINE IS EXPECTED TO RETURN AFTER SOME MORNING CLOUDS.

MUCH WARMER WEATHER IS FORECAST THIS WEEKEND.

RAIN SHOWERS ENTER THE FORECAST EARLY NEXT WEEK.

Tonight: A few flurries and mountain snow showers this evening.  Mostly cloudy and cold.  Lows 21-26. Light west wind.

Friday: Becoming mostly sunny. Chilly. Highs 36-42. Light southwest wind.

Friday Night: Mostly clear and cold. Lows 20-25. Light wind.

Saturday: Partly cloudy.  A warmer afternoon. Highs 50-55.  Light wind.

Weather Summary:

We are tracking unseasonably cold temperatures in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center. Tonight will be mostly cloudy with lows dropping into the 20s.  Scattered flurries and a few snow showers will be possible this evening.

If you have plans to do a little holiday shopping on Friday, grab the jacket before heading out the door.  Don't forget the sunglasses either! Some clouds may linger into the morning on Saturday, but the sky should clear. Highs will only reach the upper 30s to lower 40s.

High pressure will allow for sunshine to continue on Saturday. A warming trend will begin this weekend with highs reaching the lower to middle 50s on Saturday and near 60 degree temperatures are expected in the Tri-Cities on Sunday.  Lows will be in the 20s Saturday morning...and lower 30s on Sunday morning.

StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking our next chance of rain(not snow)for early next week. A cold front will approach the southern Appalachians late Monday into Tuesday.  Showers chances will increase late in the day on Monday or at night. Rain shower chances continue on Tuesday.  A slight chance of showers will linger in the forecast on Wednesday.

High pressure will provide fair and seasonal weather conditions for Thursday. Highs Monday will be near 60 degrees...high temperatures will be mainly in the 50s Tuesday through Thursday.  Lows will be in the 30s to near 40 most of next week.

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 Dave Dierks