SCATTERED LIGHT RAIN AND LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS DEVELOPING TONIGHT

BEST CHANCE OF A MIX OR SNOW SHOWERS ABOVE 2000 FEET

FEW SLICK SPOTS POSSIBLE EARLY SATURDAY MORNING

NEAR NORMAL HIGHS THIS WEEKEND

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with light rain, light snow, or a mix developing after midnight. Patchy fog. Lows 26-32. Light wind.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with light rain, snow showers, or a mix possible, mainly in the morning. Highs 40-46. Light wind.

Saturday Night: Partly to mostly cloudy skies. Lows 26-31. Light wind.

Sunday: Partly cloudy skies. Highs 45-50. Light wind.

Weather Summary:

We are tracking an area of low pressure near the Gulf Coast in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center. The low will track across the Gulf Coast tonight and will increase our chance of precipitation overnight. Light rain, light snow or a mix is possible. Best chance of light snow will be across the higher elevations (above 2000 feet).

The larger rain totals will be to our south. Only light amounts of rain or snow is expected. Little to no snowfall accumulation for the valleys. Up to 1" in the mountains. A few slick spots are possible late tonight and early Saturday, mainly across the higher elevations. Be alert for icy patches on bridges and overpasses. Temperatures will climb above freezing in the afternoon and rain/snow chances will decrease during the day as well.

Partly to mostly cloudy skies Saturday night and Sunday. Winter officially arrives on Sunday evening at 6:03.

A storm system will develop to our southeast and move north Sunday night into Monday. There's a good chance of rain in the region (a wintry mix is possible in the mountains).

We are tracking another storm system for next week. There's a good chance of rain Tuesday. It will be very mild and a thunderstorm is possible! All thanks to a strong southerly flow.

Christmas Eve will be mostly cloudy with rain showers mixing with then changing to snow showers as colder air moves in during the afternoon or evening. As we drop into the 20s, and depending on the timing, we could see some snow showers Christmas Eve Night into Christmas morning. Right now any accumulations look light, but check back for updates. Wednesday and Thursday look breezy as the colder air moves in. A few flurries are possible Christmas morning with clearing skies in the afternoon.

Highs will be in the 40s this weekend, near 50 Monday, near 60 Tuesday, and in the 40s Wednesday and Thursday. Lows around 28 to 38 the next seven days.

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

Our normal high is 47°, low 27°.

Meteorologist David Boyd