Read the latest StormTrack 5 Forecast
SNOW SHOWERS POSSIBLE TONIGHT
TEMPERATURES 10-20 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE THROUGH SATURDAY
A SIGNIFICANT WARM-UP EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON SUNDAY
RAIN, NOT SNOW, RETURNS TO THE FORECAST EARLY NEXT WEEK
Tonight: Scattered flurries and snow showers. Cold. Lows 15-24. West wind 10 mph or less.
Friday: Mostly cloudy and cold. Scattered flurries possible. Highs 22-30. Northwest wind 5-15 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows 15-20. Light wind.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy. A little warmer. Highs 35-42.
Scattered snow showers and flurries possible through tonight. Be alert for dangerous traveling conditions, especially on the secondary and mountain roads. Some roads are snow and ice covered. Scattered snow showers may make travel difficult in spots through tonight.
Any additional accumulations will generally be light, and mainly over the higher elevations.
A cold front moved through the Tri-Cities region Thursday afternoon providing another surge of Arctic air that will keep temperatures well below normal through the start of the weekend.
By the weekend, temperatures will slowly start to creep up. Saturday will still feature highs below the average still, but stay mainly dry. Starting Sunday moisture moving in from the Gulf will surge northward into the southern Appalachians. It will be warm enough for rain Sunday through Wednesday.
Only a few scattered showers are expected Sunday...but a washout isn't expected. The heaviest rain will likely occur late Monday through Wednesday.
We will need to be alert for the dangers of rising water on streams/rivers next week. The combination of warmer temperatures, melting snow, and locally heavy rain will result in potential flood concerns.
High temperatures are likely to be in the 20s to low 30s Friday, and middle 30s to lower 40s on Saturday. Highs Sunday in the lower 50s...mainly in the 50s to near 60 Monday through Wednesday. Lows in the 20s through Thursday night and in the 10s Friday night. 20s again Saturday night.
Our average high is 53°, low 30°.
Meteorologist Dave Dierks
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