Read the latest StormTrack 5 Forecast

POSTED: 6:28 PM Feb 27 2013   UPDATED  1 hr
StormTrack 5 Team

WE ARE TRACKING A COLD FRONT THAT WILL BRING US SCATTERED SHOWERS AND STORMS THROUGH THURSDAY

STORMS COULD PRODUCE DOWNPOURS AND GUSTY WINDS

LESS HUMID AND PLEASANT WEATHER RETURNS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES NEXT WEEK

This Afternoon: More clouds than sunshine with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs 77-86. Southwest wind 5-15 mph.

Tonight: Scattered showers & thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy. Lows 64-69. Southwest wind 10 mph or less.

Thursday: Showers likely, perhaps a thunderstorm. Highs 76-83. Northwest wind 5-10 mph.

Thursday Night: Clearing and cooler. Patchy late night fog. Lows 55-60. Light wind.

Friday: Mostly sunny and less humid. Highs 80-85. Northwest wind 5-10 mph.

Weather Summary:

We are tracking scattered showers and a few thunderstorms across the region.  Warm and humid air resides over the Tri-Cities through tonight.

StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking a cold front that is nearing the southern Appalachians. This front will approach the Tri-Cities tonight and push south of the Tri-Cities on Thursday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be likely across the southern Appalachians through Thursday.

A few storms could become strong to locally severe. Possible storm dangers include heavy rain, frequent lightning, and gusty winds. Stay with News 5, WCYB.com, and the StormTrack 5 mobile app for any severe weather alerts.

High pressure will settle into the Tri-Cities on Friday and Saturday. Partly cloudy and pleasant weather is forecast.  Highs will be in the 80s to around 90.  Lows will be in the upper 50s.

Another cold front will race toward the Tri-Cities by later Sunday into Monday.  Scattered showers and thunderstorms will return to the forecast for the second half of the weekend through Monday.

Cooler and less humid conditions will return to the Tri-Cities on Tuesday and Wednesday.  With a mostly sunny sky, highs Tuesday and Wednesday will only reach the middle 70s to near 80.    Low temperatures are expected to drop into the 50s.

The record low for Tuesday of next week is 55° set in 2013, and the record low for Wednesday is 56° also set in 2013.  Both of these records may be in jeopardy!
 
Our normal high is 86°, low 64°.

Meteorologist Dave Dierks