A COLD NIGHT AHEAD

A NICE WEEKEND, THEN MUCH COLDER!

SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

ACCUMULATIONS ARE LIKELY, ESPECIALLY IN THE MOUNTAINS

Tonight: Partly cloudy and cold. Lows 17-23. Light wind.

Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs 42-47. Southwest wind 10 mph or less.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows 22-27. Light wind.

Sunday: Partly to mostly sunny. Highs 45-52. West wind 10 mph or less.

WEATHER SUMMARY:

Seasonably cold air has returned to the southern Appalachians.  Tonight will offer a mainly clear sky with lows dipping into the upper teens to lower 20s.

Clouds will increase across the Tri-Cities region on Saturday with seasonal temperatures in the 40s.  Super Bowl Sunday is shaping up nicely with partly cloudy conditions and highs reaching the upper 40s to lower 50s.

After a quiet weekend, the weather looks to turn more active early next week.  It appears much colder air will once again return.  A large dip in the jet stream will deliver the arctic air!  Snow showers are likely Monday through Wednesday.  Snow may be mixed with rain in the valleys part of Monday, but it looks like mainly snow.  Precipitation will begin Monday morning.

The amount of moisture is still in question.  Check back for updates as some accumulation is probable in the valleys and likely in the mountains (but it's too early for details).  One thing is certain, it will be COLD and breezy!

Temperature Outlook:  Highs in the 40s Saturday, and near 50 Sunday.  30s for highs Monday and 20s to around 30 Tuesday and Wednesday.  Lows in the teens and 20s tonight through Tuesday nights.

Our average high is 47°, low 26°.

Meteorologist Dave Dierks