Read the latest StormTrack 5 Forecast

POSTED: 6:28 PM Feb 27 2013   UPDATED  39 mins
StormTrack 5 Team

WE ARE TRACKING WARM AND HUMID CONDITIONS

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A FRONT WITH BEST RAIN AND STORM CHANCES WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY

Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs 83-88. Winds east 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Evening showers and thunderstorms. Lows 63-68. Winds south 5 mph.

Wednesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs 82-87. Winds west 5-10 mph.

Wednesday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows 64-69. Winds southwest 5 mph.

Weather Summary:

We are tracking warm and humid conditions in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center. The warm and humid conditions will combine to create a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, especially in the afternoon.

Only a slight chance of evening showers and thunderstorms are in store for the Tri-Cities tonight. Just partly cloudy after midnight.

The same pattern appears to be in place for Wednesday as today. We will have a 50-50 shot at showers and thunderstorms. A strong or severe storm could pop-up with heavy rain and windy conditions that could create some street flooding or ponding of water.

StormTrack 5 Meteorologists are tracking a cold front heading into the southern Appalachians from the northwest. This front will create a better shot at showers and thunderstorms for Wednesday night into Thursday.

Some storms could produce the dangers of downpours, lightning strikes, gusty winds and small hail to be on the alert for as the front crosses the region.

High pressure will settle in for Friday and Saturday with partly to mostly sunny skies. The northwest flow will make the conditions somewhat enjoyable again. The front will stall to our south however.

That front will head back across our area as a warm front on Sunday with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms returning. A cold front sailing in from the northwest will keep the rain chances in for Monday with odds at 40 percent.

Highs will be in the low to mid 80s today through Monday. Lows will be in the mid to upper 60s tonight and Wednesday night with low to mid 60s Thursday night through Monday night.
 
Our normal high is 86°, low 64°.

Meteorologist Donnie Cox