Read the latest StormTrack 5 Forecast

POSTED: 6:28 PM Feb 27 2013   UPDATED  10 mins
StormTrack 5 Team

WE ARE TRACKING A SHOWER CHANCE AND BREEZY TODAY

A HIGH WIND WARNING UNTIL 7:00 AM FOR THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS OF NORTHEAST TENNESSEE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

WIND ADVISORY FOR SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY UNTIL 7:00 PM

RAIN POSSIBLE LATE WEDNESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT

MAY SEE SNOW SHOWERS WEDNESDAY AND EARLY THANKSGIVING MORNING

Today: Partly cloudy, showers and breezy. High 62-67. Winds southwest 15-25 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy and cold. Lows 32-37. Winds west 5-15 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny and cool. Highs 44-49. Winds southwest 5-10 mph.

Tuesday Night: Increasing clouds, rain and snow showers. Lows 29-34. Winds west 5 mph.

Weather Summary:

We are tracking breezy conditions in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center. We are starting off the work week with windy conditions today. Some gusts may hit 40 to 50 mph. Some stray showers are possible as well on an otherwise partly cloudy day in the Tri-Cities.

The storm system that developed has moved into the great lakes and is trailing a cold front into the southeast. That front will head east for the southern Appalachians by this afternoon and tonight.

We will see the winds start to decrease as we head into tonight with mostly cloudy skies.

Tuesday will be a pretty nice day with mostly sunny skies ahead of the next system. But Tuesday will be back to just below average for highs.

StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking a low that we expect to move along the Atlantic coast to our east. This may be close enough to back moisture into our area Wednesday and Wednesday night. We will see a 40 percent chance of rain on Wednesday afternoon. As we cool near or below freezing on Wednesday night, we may see a mix or change to snow showers for the area, especially over the higher terrain.

We could see the an inch or less in the higher elevations. You should be on the alert for that possibility for your Wednesday night or Thanksgiving travels. So there could be a slick spot or two, should that occur.

Thursday could start off with a chance of a snow shower for the region and would change to rain where the temperatures climb again by mid morning or so. The mountains could hang onto a snow shower longer.

Thursday into Saturday will be partly to mostly sunny with a slow warm-up to near or just below normal. The first weekend of the Christmas shopping season should be OK and not really cold but we will be a little below the average for the last weekend of November.

Thanksgiving may be stating off with rain or snow or a mix, but will be partly cloudy in the afternoon and cool.

A system will develop and bring a chance of rain back for next weekend with near normal temperatures.

Highs will be in the mid 60s today with mid to upper 50s Tuesday through Friday and low 50s Saturday and Sunday. Lows will be near 30 to the mid 30s tonight through Wednesday night with upper 20s Thursday night and Friday night and low to mid 30s Saturday night and Sunday 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 normal high is 55°, low 32°.

Meteorologist Donnie Cox