SUNSHINE TO START THE WEEKEND, ALONG WITH NEAR AVERAGE TEMPERATURES

SUPER BOWL SUNDAY LOOKING WET, POSSIBLY MIXED WITH SNOW TO START

COLD, BREEZY AND SNOW SHOWERS TO START MONDAY

Today: Partly cloudy. Highs 38-45. Southwest wind 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows 23-28. Light wind.

Tomorrow:  Cloudy with rain likely in the afternoon.  Rain may be mixed with snow initially, especially over the higher elevations.  Highs 45-50.  Winds south 5-15 mph

Tomorrow Night: Rain changing over to snow overnight.  Breezy.  Lows 29-34.

Weather Summary:

We are tracking another broad area of high pressure in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center.  This area of high pressure is largely responsible for the clear skies we've seen overnight and to start the weekend.  We've started off the morning with temperatures in the teens for most, even approaching single digits in some of the higher elevations.

High pressure will be the main weather feature for today.  We'll see lots of sunshine through early parts of the day.  A large area of low pressure far out west will steer some moisture into the area, meaning clouds will be on the increase through the afternoon.  Expect high temperatures near 40 to mid 40s this afternoon with partly cloudy skies.  Overnight lows will drop into the mid to upper 20s with mostly cloudy skies.  Saturday is definitely the pick day of the weekend...

StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking a storm system to the west and north that will have implications on our weather for Super Bowl Sunday into Monday.  Energy from one storm system in the Desert Southwest will meet with that of a storm system moving down from Canada.  Ahead of this system, winds will push in from the south at 5-15 mph, with gusts up to 20-25 mph.  We expect to be warm enough for mainly rain during the day (but a mix is possible north and east of the Tri-Cities).  Most of the rain will begin from west to east in the afternoon.

Rain continues in the forecast Sunday night, but colder air will wrap into the system late at night.  Rain will likely turn to snow showers and flurries late Sunday night into Monday. 

This will once again bring the possibility of slippery roads to be on the alert for as you drive into work Monday morning. This will be especially true in the mountains where a better chance of snow accumulation exists.  Along with the cold air and potential for accumulating snow in the mountains, breezy conditions will take hold of our weather, especially on Monday morning behind the cold front's passage.  

Skies will clear Monday night, sending our low temperatures back into the teens.  Tuesday will start off cold, but feature lots of sunshine and temperatures a few degrees below the average during the day.  Wednesday will be partly cloudy and seasonable before the next system arrives with a rain chance late in the day.  Flurries and chilly conditions are expected on Thursday.

Temperatures will remain below average to wrap up the week. 

Recap:

Highs in the low to mid 40s today, mid to upper 40s Sunday.  Low to mid 30s Monday, upper 30s to low 40s Tuesday, mid 40s Wednesday, and mid to upper 30s Thursday and Friday. 

Lows in the mid to upper 20s tonight, near freezing tomorrow night.  Teens Monday night with mid to upper 20s Tuesday 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 average high is 46°, and average low is 26°.

Meteorologist Chris Michaels