Read the latest StormTrack 5 Forecast

POSTED: 6:28 PM Feb 27 2013   UPDATED  2 hr
StormTrack 5 Team






Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy. A stray shower or few sprinkles possible. Lows 45-51. Southwest wind 5 mph or less.

Sunday: Becoming mostly sunny and warmer. Highs 67-73. West wind 10 mph or less.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear and seasonable.  Lows 37-43.  South wind 5 mph.

Monday: Lots of sunshine and very warm!  Highs 75-80.  Southwest wind 5-10 mph.

Weather Summary:

We are continuing to track a weak and dry cold front that will move through the region overnight into tomorrow morning.  This will lend us to mostly cloudy skies during that period with patchy areas of dense fog possible Sunday morning.  If driving through fog, remember to leave room for the person driving in front of you.  Also, remember to have your high beams OFF as the light will scatter off of the water particles, posing a hazard to other drivers.

Overnight lows will be in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees.

StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking this weakening system, plus a big warmup for the beginning of the new week.  As this weak frontal boundary passes, it has little to no upper level energy to work with.  Therefore, it will dissipate to our southeast.  High pressure off the coast of North Carolina will guide a warm front well to our north.  Much warmer air will come in from the southwest as an upper level ridge will keep us dry.  We're talking high temperatures in the middle to upper 70s for Monday and Tuesday. 

As the next storm system moves through, it brings with it the chance for showers late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.  Forecast models and dynamics in our atmosphere have changed over the past twenty four hours.  Both days will be mostly dry, but as a weakening line of showers moves in, the current timing for scattered showers would likely be late Tuesday and early Wednesday.  A

Thursday and Friday will be mainly dry with partly cloudy skies overhead and seasonably cooler temperatures in the mix, especially on Friday.  As a large area of high pressure dives southward and low pressure forms off the Mid-Atlantic coast, we are looking at MUCH cooler temperatures for Saturday.  We're talking highs in the upper 40s to low 50s and low temperatures overnight into Sunday possibly in the 20s.

Highs in the upper 60s to low 70s Sunday, middle 70s  through Tuesday. Highs back in the 60s Wednesday and Thursday. Lows will be in the 40s tonight through Monday night. Near 50 Tuesday and mid 40s Wednesday night.  Highs in the upper 50s to 60 on Friday, upper 40s to low 50s Saturday.

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Our normal high is 67°, low 41°.

Meteorologist Chris Michaels