Read the latest StormTrack 5 Forecast

POSTED: 6:28 PM Feb 27 2013   UPDATED: 2:55 AM Sep 01 2014
StormTrack 5 Team

WE ARE TRACKING A HOT, HAZY AND HUMID LABOR DAY

SOME SHOWERS POSSIBLE TODAY

A CHANCE OF SHOWERS ALL WEEK LONG

Today: Showers and thunderstorms possible. High 87-92. Winds southwest 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Evening showers and thunderstorms. Lows 60-65. Winds calm.

Tuesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs 86-91. Winds west 5-10 mph.

Tuesday Night: Scattered evening showers and storms. Lows 62-67. Winds southwest 5 mph.

Weather Summary:

We are tracking a summer day in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center. The high over the area will keep a southerly flow headed into the Tri-Cities. That means another hot day with a 20 percent chance of Labor day showers and thunderstorms.

Tonight will see slight chances at best for showers or storms in the southern Appalachians. In fact we will be partly cloudy tonight with patchy fog in the overnight as the main focus.

A front will be trying to make it into the region on Tuesday and will keep us with partly sunny skies and a 30 of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon.

StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking this front that will slide across the area on Wednesday and bring a better chance of showers and thunderstorms at 40 percent. This front will lose its punch though after slipping into the southern Appalachians. So the rain chances will decline to 30 percent of mainly afternoon and evening type showers and thundershowers from the daytime heating.

We will continue this warm, sticky and humid pattern with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms through Saturday.

A front will cross the area over the weekend with Sunday carrying a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Anytime, over the next week, we could see some possible thunderstorms. Even though there is not threat for a severe weather outbreak, we could see an occasional thunderstorm become strong or severe. This will carry the dangers of lightning strikes, gusty winds and downpours to be on the alert for near any storms that may develop.

Highs will be in the mid 80s to near 90 today through Sunday. Lows will be in the low to mid 60s tonight through Sunday 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 84°, low 60°.

Meteorologist Donnie Cox