Read the latest StormTrack 5 Forecast
WE ARE TRACKING BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES
MAINLY DRY THROUGH THURSDAY
RAIN LIKELY BY FRIDAY AND INTO THE WEEKEND
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows 48-55. Light wind.
Thursday: Increasing clouds, late shower possible. Highs 75-82. Light and variable wind.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, scattered showers. Lows 57-62. Light wind.
Friday: Rain showers likely, possibly a thundershower. Highs 72-77. Light southeast wind.
We are tracking pleasant summer weather in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center. A record low was broken in the Tri-Cities Wednesday morning as the temperature dropped to 51°. This easily broke the old record of 56° set in 2013.
Another record low may be broken Thursday morning. The record is 55° set in 1993. It looks like temperatures will drop into the upper 40s to middle 50s again tonight.
Clouds will be on the increase Thursday, and by afternoon, there may even be a few widely scattered showers. A better chance of rain showers will develop Thursday night. Highs Thursday will be in the 70s to lower 80s.
StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking an increase in moisture as the surface wind flow turns more southerly.
As moisture overruns the cooler air over the southern Appalachians, showers and possible thundershowers will become likely Friday...and into the weekend as well. While the dangers of severe thunderstorms will be low, some locally heavy rainfall is possible.
The unusual dip in the jet steam over the eastern United States will lift out early next week. This will result in lower rain chances and warmer temperatures. However, no "hot" weather appears to be heading our way anytime soon.
Highs Friday will be in the 70s, and mainly in the upper 70s to lower 80s this weekend. Daytime highs will gradually warm into the middle to upper 80s next week. Lows will be in the upper 50s to lower 60s.
You can always get the latest forecast and weather information on News 5 WCYB, wcyb.com and on the StormTrack 5 weather app.
Our normal high is 85°, low 64°.
Meteorologist Dave Dierks
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