CLEARING AND COLD TONIGHT

WIND CHILLS TONIGHT FALL TO NEAR ZERO ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS

SUNSHINE RETURNS FOR WEDNESDAY

Tonight: Becoming partly cloudy, cold and breezy at times. Lows 13-20. Northwest wind 5-10 mph

Wednesday: Abundant sunshine. Still chilly. Highs 35-40. Light wind.

Wednesday Night: Clouds increasing late, seasonably cold. Lows 20-25. Light wind.

Thursday: Increasing clouds. A 40% chance of light rain during the afternoon. Highs 45-50.

Weather Summary:

We are tracking a very strong storm system that originated in Alberta, Canada. This 'clipper' as it's called provided us with a few snow showers and has strengthened as it's moved off the east coast. Winter Storm Warnings and Blizzard Warnings are in effect for New England tonight.

Winds from the northwest will be gusty through the overnight hours over the mountains, making for some brisk conditions.  Clearing and cold conditions are expected with lows dropping into the teens to lower 20s. 

Be alert across the higher terrain to the dangers of low wind chills.  The "feels like" temperatures could be near zero at times.

StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking a quiet weather pattern for Wednesday. Clouds will gradually start to thin out tonight. As high pressure moves in from the west, it will take control of our weather Wednesday, leaving us with mostly sunny skies. However, it will still be quite chilly with high temperatures in the mid 30s to near 40 degrees.

As high pressure ventures off to the east, it will begin to bring in some milder air from the south, ahead of the next storm system. Thursday will be in the mid to upper 40s, but temperatures drop as we end the week. A weak cold front will swing through Thursday afternoon into Friday morning. Light rain will be possible with this front Thursday afternoon and evening.  As colder air moves in behind the cold front, any rain showers will likely transition into snow showers or flurries before ending Friday morning. Accumulations, if any, should be light.  Friday will bring with it a fairly significant temperature drop. Highs will only top out in the 30s.

Cool air will linger around into the Super Bowl weekend. Saturday will be dry with partly cloudy skies overhead, and temperatures will be in the 40s. We will begin tracking another storm developing over the southwestern United States.  This storm will likely bring a good chance of rain Sunday into Sunday evening.  The precipitation may start out as a mix of rain and snow.  Colder air will pour into the Tri-Cities Sunday night into Monday.  This will likely change the rain to snow showers and flurries overnight into Monday.  A blast of cold air will follow in the wake of the passing weather system providing below normal temperatures through the middle 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 46°, low 25°.

Meteorologist Dave Dierks