Today: Mostly sunny and chilly. Highs 36-41. Winds west 5 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy and cold. Lows 24-29. Winds south 5 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, not as cold. Highs 52-57. Winds southwest 5-10 mph.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy and chilly. Lows 33-38. Winds south 5-10 mph.

Weather Summary:

We are tracking high pressure in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center. The high will settle in for the weekend over the southern Appalachians. That means a sunny start to the Christmas shopping season on this Black Friday. The is still to our west and will bring a west to northwesterly flow of cool air. That will lend to very chilly temperatures.

Tonight will be a cold night with only a few clouds leaving us with a partly cloudy night.

Saturday and Sunday will remain partly to mostly sunny with a warm-up. The high will slide east of the Tri-Cities and allow for us to see a shift, in the flow, to the southwest. That will kick our highs to above normal through the weekend.

StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking a weak system that will slide into the region on Monday. Clouds increase as do the rain chances. We expect a 40 percent chance on Monday with a better chance Monday night into Tuesday. Tuesday is at 50 percent chance for showers.

We will see the rain chances diminish to about 20 percent on Wednesday as the system departs our area. Temperatures will remain above normal which will keep us with rain for these three days and not snow.

We will see a break in the rain on Thursday with partly cloudy skies. This is ahead of a new system for later next week. We are tracking that system and we will get a better impression as we head into next week.

Highs will be near 40 today and in the mid to upper 50s Saturday through Thursday. Lows will be in the mod 20s tonight and mid 30s to near 40 night through Thursday 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 53°, low 31°

Meteorologist Donnie Cox