WE ARE TRACKING A PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES TODAY

RAIN POSSIBLE TUESDAY

SUNNY MIDDLE OF THE WEEK

TEMPERATURES AT OR SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL THIS WEEK

Today: Mostly sunny and warm. High 73-78. Winds west 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Increasing clouds, showers late. Lows 50-55. Winds southwest 5-10 mph.

Tuesday: Showers likely, possibly a thunderstorm. Highs 70-75. Winds west 5-15 mph.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, showers ending east. Lows 40-45. Winds northwest 5-10 mph.

Weather Summary:

We are tracking a beautiful day in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center. We are starting the day pleasant and will see mainly sunshine today. This afternoon we will see a few most clouds but still mostly sunny. We will be about 5° above normal to go with the sun.

Clouds will really begin to increase tonight with a slight shower chance overnight, especially near daybreak in the morning.

StormTrack 5 Meteorologists are tracking a cold front that will slide through the Tri-Cities on Tuesday. The actual storm system with this front is gliding from the Great Lakes into the New England States today. We will see rain likely today and possibly a thunderstorm could pop up as well. There is not a threat of a severe weather outbreak with this system although a storm is possible.

We will see a huge area of high pressure settle into the southern Appalachians Wednesday and Thursday. A warm front will lift north on Thursday and create a warm and moisture southerly flow. So we will see some clouds increase in the area ahead of a system developing in the central Plains States and Mid-West. As the low travels into the Great Lakes on Friday, it will swing a cold front through our region and bring about a 50 percent chance of rain for us.

The front may stall out across South Carolina through north Georgia and Alabama. This may hold a few showers in some areas overnight but I think mostly sunny skies return for Saturday along with pleasant temperatures.

Sunday will start out partly to mostly sunny but clouds will drift back in as that stalled out front lifts back north ahead of a low developing in the southern Plains. This could bring a chance for showers late in the day Sunday but the better chances appear to be in the evening  and nighttime Sunday.

Highs will be in the low to mid 70s today through Sunday. Lows will be in the low 50s tonight and low 40s Tuesday night with upper 30s Wednesday nights. We are back to the low 40s to near 50 Thursday night through Sunday 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 44°.

Forecast updated Monday at 3:15am

Meteorologist Donnie Cox