Read the latest StormTrack 5 Forecast

POSTED: 6:28 PM Feb 27 2013   UPDATED  46 mins
StormTrack 5 Team

WE ARE TRACKING A COLD FROSTY MORNING

FREEZE AND FROST POTENTIAL THIS MORNING

A FREEZE WARNING UNTIL 10:00 AM FOR MOST OF THE AREA

A FREEZE WARNING AGAIN TONIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING

SUNNY AND NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR EASTER WEEKEND

Today: Mostly sunny and cool. Highs 58-63. Winds southeast 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, patchy frost. Lows 28-33. Winds southeast 5 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny and warmer. Highs 64-69. Winds southeast 5-10 mph.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, not as cold. Lows 33-38. Winds southeast 5 mph.

Weather Summary:

We are tracking a frost and freeze in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center. A large pool of cold air has settled into the southern Appalachians. We are starting this morning with near record lows. The old record is 27° and we are heading for the mid 20s.

A Freeze Warning until 10am for most of the region. The danger of a killing freeze and frost are possible this morning. You should have either covered or moved any frost or cold sensitive plants as possible to a safer environment.

We should see plenty of sunshine today and Thursday. Temperatures will remain below normal for both days but on the rebound.

StormTrack 5 Meteorologists are tracking another threat from cold conditions tonight with a Freeze Warning 2am until 9am Thursday. We could once again see some patchy frost for most of the area. You should again be on the alert for conditions that may be harmful to plants and flowers with a trip below freezing and a frost potential.

A weak front will head for the Tri-Cities on Friday with only a few more clouds. The front is fairly dry and and increase in clouds is about the most we will see from the frontal passage. Any rain would be mainly a light shower or sprinkles Friday afternoon into Friday night. It appears that rain or sprinkles, if any, should be gone by the time we all get Saturday kicked off.

Easter Sunday will be mainly dry and warming to near normal. An area of high pressure will contribute with partly to mostly sunny skies Easter activities.

A new system will head for the region Monday and Tuesday. With mostly cloudy skies, a 40 percent chance of rain stats the work week on Monday and a 30 percent chance continues on Tuesday.

Highs will be near 60 today and mid to upper 60s Thursday through Saturday. We expect to be back to the low 70s Sunday through Tuesday. Lows will be near 30 to the mid 30s tonight and Thursday night with low 40s Friday and Saturday nights. Mid to upper 40s return Sunday night through Tuesday 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 68°, low 43°.

Forecast updated Wednesday at 5:50am

Meteorologist Donnie Cox