FEELING MORE LIKE EARLY MARCH THAN EARLY MAY THURSDAY

VALLEY RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW

WET AT TIMES THROUGH THE WEEKEND

WARMING BACK UP FOR MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND

Today: Showers likely, breezy and chilly. Highs 49-55. That's right 49-55! West wind 5-20 mph.

Tonight: Showers likely. Chilly. Lows 40-46. Northwest wind 5-10 mph.

Friday: Scattered showers. Not as cool, but still breezy. Highs 59-65. Northwest wind 5-20 mph.

WEATHER SUMMARY:

Get ready for a blast from the past!  Feeling more like early March than early May Thursday.  The record cold high temperature Thursday is 57 set in 1988.  We may be cooler than that!

Temperatures will take a big nose-dive as a strong area of low pressure in the upper levels of the atmosphere dives down into the eastern half of the US.  There is a chance of snow showers on the mountaintops Thursday morning and night (a light accumulation is possible above 4,000 feet)! Generally, less than 1" is expected.  On and off rain showers in the Tri-Cities Thursday (breezy and chilly).  A few showers are expected Friday (especially northeast of the Tri-Cities, lower rain chances southwest).

Highs will return to the 70s Saturday and for Mother's Day as some sunshine returns.  There's a slight chance of showers Saturday and a better chance Sunday.  Just looking wet at times this weekend but not a washout.

Lower rain chances Monday as the warming trend continues!

Temperature Outlook: Highs in the 50s Thursday, 60s Friday, 70s Saturday and Sunday, then near 80 Monday and Tuesday.  Lows in the 40s through Friday night, then 50s Saturday through Tuesday nights. 

Our average high is 73°, low 48°.

Meteorologist David Boyd