PATCHY FROST AND AREAS OF DENSE FOG OVERNIGHT

FILTERED SUNSHINE FRIDAY

WARMER BY THE WEEKEND!

Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy skies. Patchy frost and areas of dense fog. Lows 33-39. Northeast wind 5 mph or less.

Friday: Partly sunny skies and mild. Highs 63-68. Northwest wind 10 mph or less.

Friday Night: Mostly clear skies. Lows 32-38. Light wind.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and a little breezy. Highs 64-70. Southwest wind 5-15 mph.

Weather Summary:

We are tracking a broad area of high pressure in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center. This system will continue to nudge further southward from the Great Lakes, supplying us with descending air and clear to partly cloudy skies tonight.

Areas of dense fog may develop tonight, especially near lakes and waterways. Patchy frost is also possible.  If you have any plants or pets that are sensitive to the cold, remember to keep them indoors for the night.

This afternoon, a weather disturbance is sparking a line of very light showers to our west.  It appears unlikely that those showers will move into our area as high pressure will essentially block it out.

StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking a couple of weak weather systems that will zip through the region, one Friday and another Saturday night. It appears that we will not see enough moisture to create much more than increased clouds at times. The clouds will move east of the area early Sunday.

Behind this weaker front, high pressure will yet again take control of the weather.  You won’t hear anyone complaining about that!  High pressure at the surface and ‘ridging’ in the upper levels will promote descending air, meaning more sunshine for the latter half of the weekend and beginning of next week. 

Come Monday and Tuesday, we will be under the influence of "warm-sector" weather.  Ahead of our next cold front, winds will turn from the southwest.  This will supply us with much warmer air.  We’re talking high temperatures in the 70s!  As this next storm system pushes eastward, it is poised to weaken and lift to the northeast.  All this would mean is increasing clouds on Tuesday and a chance of scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms on Wednesday.  That’s how it seems for now.  If anything changes between now and then, you will hear it and see it from us on air, mobile and on the web.

Highs in the mid to upper 60s Friday and Saturday. Highs in the 70s Sunday through Tuesday. Lows will be in the 30s through Friday night and 40s Saturday through Monday night. Near 50 Tuesday night.

You can get the latest forecast and weather information on News 5, WCYB.com, and on the StormTrack 5 weather app.

Partial Solar Eclipse:  This afternoon, starting around 5:50, a partial solar eclipse will take to the sky.  Its peak time is around sunset, which today is 6:43 PM.  We do want to remind you that it isn't the best idea to look into the Sun without a solar filter.  For additional information on this event and viewing tips, visit our weather blog at this link:

http://www.wcyb.com/weather/stormtrack-5-weather-blog/partial-solar-eclipse-late-thursday/29288798


Our normal high is 67°, low 41°.

Meteorologist David Boyd