A COLD NIGHT AHEAD...SOME AREAS OF FROST POSSIBLE

WARMING UP THROUGH FRIDAY

SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE LATER IN THE WEEK

COOLER AND DRYING OUT EASTER WEEKEND

Tonight: Mostly clear and cold. Areas of frost. Lows 28-35. West 5-10 mph.

Tuesday: Morning sunshine. Increasing clouds. Breezy. Slight shower chance late. Highs 62-68. Southwest wind 5-15 and gusty.

Tuesday Night: Cloudy sky with rain showers developing.  Mild and breezy at times.  Lows 36-41.  West wind 5-15 mph.

Wednesday: Plenty of sunshine and pleasant. Highs 63-68. Light wind.

Weather Summary:

StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking a departing cold front that brought some rain to the Tri-Cities early Monday.  In the wake of that cold front, the sky has cleared enough to allow for a pleasant warmup.  Tonight will be chilly with a mostly clear sky. Some scattered frost is likely along with some patchy fog.  Lows will drop into the upper 20s to middle 30s.

On Tuesday a southwest flow will develop ahead of a cold front.  Temperatures Tuesday will be in the mid to upper 60s. Another weak front will slide through Tuesday evening, and a few spotty showers are possible.  Most of the energy with the system is displaced to the north, so most showers will be light and scattered in nature.

We will be tracking a more potent storm system that will arrive late this week. A breezy southwest wind will allow temperatures from Wednesday through Friday to soar into the upper 60s to middle 70s. Wednesday looks dry.  Severe weather is possible to the midwest by Thursday.  By the time the system tracks to our area, rain chances increase late Thursday into Friday with enough instability to produce a few thunderstorms as well.  The severe threat is low at this time.  A cold front will move through Friday night. By Saturday, things will calm down but cool off a little bit. High temperatures will be near 60.

For now, our weather forecast data is in fair agreement on Easter Sunday's weather. High pressure looks to be nearby, providing us with an egg-cellent Easter Sunday. Cool to start, but warm and dry to finish.

Recap: Highs in the  upper 60s to middle 70s Wednesday through Friday and upper 50s to middle 60s by the weekend. Lows in the 30s tonight and 40s for most of the week (50s Thursday night and 30s Saturday night).

Our average high is 63°, low 38°.

Meteorologist Dave Dierks