GRADUAL CLEARING THROUGH THE DAY
TAKE A RIDE ON THE MILD SIDE!
AREAS OF FROST AND FOG TONIGHT
WARMER BY THE WEEKEND!
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Not as cool. Highs 57-63. North 5-10 MPH.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear and cold. Frost likely. Lows 29-35. Light wind.
Friday: Partly cloudy skies. Highs 63-69. West wind 10 mph or less.
Friday Night: Mostly clear and seasonable. Lows 34-40. Light wind.
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 more sunshine than what we’ve seen over the past 24 hours.
Low pressure strengthening near New England will act together with the aforementioned high to give us some seasonably cool conditions for today. With a cooler and drier airmass already in place, we cannot rule out frost Friday morning. If you have any plants or pets that are sensitive to the cold, remember to keep them indoors for the night.
StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking a weak cold front that will zip through the region Friday afternoon into Saturday. 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 late Saturday and we will see clearing and cool conditions Saturday night.
Behind this weaker front, high pressure will yet again take control of the weather. You won’t hear anyone complaining about that though! 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 low to mid 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 near 60 Thursday and mid to upper 60s Friday through Sunday. Highs in the lower to middle 70s Monday and Tuesday. Lows will be in the mid 30s to near 40 tonight through Sunday night and low to mid 40s Monday night and Tuesday night.
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 67°, low 41°.
Meteorologist Chris Michaels