BE ALERT TO SOME AREAS OF DENSE FOG THAT MAY DEVELOP OVERNIGHT
DENSE FOG ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY THROUGH 10:00AM TUESDAY
A DENSE FOG ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR SMYTH & GRAYSON COUNTIES IN VIRGINIA AS WELL AS ASHE AND WATAUGA COUNTIES IN NORTH CAROLINA UNTIL 10:00AM TUESDAY
LOTS OF SUNSHINE AND PLEASANT FALL WEATHER FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS
GOOD CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS FRIDAY.
A BIG COOL DOWN FOR THE UPCOMING WEEKEND
Tonight: Mostly clear with some areas of dense fog. Lows 50-57. Light wind.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Highs 75-82. Northwest wind 5-10 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Patchy fog. Lows 48-53. Light wind.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and warm. Highs 77-83. Light variable wind.
We are tracking a disturbance that brought some morning showers and lots of cloud cover to the area on Monday. As this disturbance exits to the east, clouds will be on the decrease from west to east. This should allow us to cool down comfortably to seasonal temperatures in the low to mid 50s tonight. Clearing skies are extra good news this time around as the International Space Station will be especially visible early tomorrow morning, starting at 6:24. The ISS will be moving from the northwest sky and will last about five to six minutes as it makes its pass. Some areas of patchy fog may inhibit your view of the ISS.
Naturally, with skies clearing, we also see our rain chances go way down over the next few days.
StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking a large area of high pressure that will nudge its way back into the region for the next three days. Temperatures, thus, will warm up by a few degrees back into the upper 70s to low 80s with winds taking on a more southerly influence. We will see lots of sunshine, as we did for much of last week.
Come Friday, we will have our eyes on a strong storm system that will move through the northern Plains into the Great Lakes on Friday and swing a cold front in our direction. This will bring a good chance of rain Friday afternoon and night at 50 to 60 percent. Air ahead of this system will be warmer and a bit more humid, with winds moving in from the south and southwest. This could lend to a few strong thunderstorms developing ahead of the cold front.
The rain will slide on through by Saturday morning. Any left over showers should be gone mid-morning Saturday at the latest. By late morning through Sunday we will see sunshine return.
Much cooler and drier air will follow this cold frontal passage, providing us with an autumn-like feel. High temperatures will likely be in the mid to upper 60s and low temperatures in the upper 30s-lower 40s.
Highs will be in the mid 70s to near 80 through Friday and mid to upper 60s Saturday and Sunday. Lows will be in the low to mid 50s tonight through Friday night and mid 40s Saturday night and 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 75°, low 50°.
Meteorologists Dave Dierks and Chris Michaels