Read the latest StormTrack 5 Forecast

POSTED: 6:28 PM Feb 27 2013   UPDATED  31 mins
StormTrack 5 Team

WE ARE TRACKING MORE FANTASTIC WEATHER

DAYS WILL BE MILD, AND NIGHTS WILL BE COOL.

MAINLY DRY WEATHER IS EXPECTED UNTIL EARLY NEXT WEEK

This Afternoon: Lots of sunshine and mild. Highs 71-76. Winds northeast 5 mph.

Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy, patchy fog. Lows 44-49. Light wind.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy and pleasant. Highs 72-77. Light northeast wind.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, patchy fog. Lows 47-53. Light wind.

Thursday:  Partly sunny.  A slight chance of showers. Highs 72-77.

Weather Summary:

We are tracking a dome of high pressure in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center. The high is ridging into the southern Appalachians from the Ohio Valley and slowly sliding eastward. This will lend us plenty of sunshine, with very pleasant conditions lasting through today.

Tonight will be cool again, thanks to mostly clear skies and calm winds. Areas of the mountains may hit the upper 30s tonight. Some patchy fog will be possible in the Tri-Cities again, but mainly near streams, rivers and lakes.

StormTrack 5 Meteorologists are tracking more great weather for the rest of the work week. High pressure will be the main feature and continue to slip east and provide us with sun-sational conditions.

The high moving east will allow us to pick up more of a warmer pattern, with southeast and eventually southerly flow contributing to that by the latter part of the week.

This will continue into the weekend for the region, and humidity may be on the increase as well. Saturday will be spectacular but with the southerly flow, we will see an increase in clouds on Sunday. 

The high will be pulling east and may bring enough moisture for Sunday that we can't rule out a renegade shower. It appears the most likely chance of rain will be Sunday night and Monday, as moisture coupled with a weak upper level disturbance will take control of our weather.

Highs will be in the mid 70s to near 80 today through Monday. Lows will be in the mid to upper 40s tonight through Wednesday night and low to mid 50s Thursday night through Monday 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 77°, low 52°.

Meteorologist Donnie Cox