Read the latest StormTrack 5 Forecast

POSTED: 6:28 PM Feb 27 2013   UPDATED  34 mins
StormTrack 5 Team

MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES THIS WEEKEND

INCREASING CLOUDS THIS AFTERNOON, SUNSHINE RETURNING SUNDAY
MUCH WARMER TO START THE NEW WEEK

This Afternoon: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Increasing clouds during afternoon. Highs 64-70. Southwest wind 10 mph or less.

Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy. A stray shower or few sprinkles possible. Lows 45-51. Southwest wind 5 mph or less.

Sunday: Becoming mostly sunny and warm. Highs 67-73. West wind 10 mph or less.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear and seasonable.  Lows 37-43.  South wind 5 mph.

Weather Summary:

We continue tracking a broad area of high pressure in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center, which is centered over the Deep South. This system, coupled with a low pressure moving further to the northeast, are providing us with clearer skies and calmer winds.  This is part of why the past few mornings have gotten off to such a chilly start. 

Much of the this afternoon will feature lots of sunshine, meaning high temperatures in the mid to upper 60s.  Cloud cover is expected to start building towards the middle and latter parts of the afternoon into the evening. 

StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking a weak weather system that will slide into the region tonight and fall apart. Ahead of this weather-maker, skies will be partly to mostly cloudy. A few stray showers cannot be ruled out over the higher terrain, though lift doesn't seem incredibly favorable.  Patchy fog is also possible tomorrow morning.  As this front passes, it essentially fizzles out as it has no upper level energy left over to move it any further. 

High pressure continues to nudge into the area, lending us to clearing skies through the day and early part of the week.  You won’t hear anyone complaining about that!  High pressure at the surface and ‘ridging’ in the upper levels will promote descending air, meaning more sunshine for the latter half of the weekend and beginning of next week. 

Come Monday and Tuesday, we will be under the influence of "warm-sector" weather.  Ahead of our next cold front, winds will turn from the southwest.  This will supply us with much warmer air.  We’re talking high temperatures in the middle to upper 70s!  We'll likely see mostly to partly sunny skies on Monday and Tuesday solely due to a little bit of low-level humidity.  Otherwise, it's looking like a sun-sational start to the new week.

As this next storm system pushes eastward, it is poised to weaken and lift to the northeast.  All this would mean is increasing clouds on Tuesday and a chance of scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms on Wednesday.

We will be tracking an upper level weather system behind the front that may produce a few showers in the region Thursday and next Friday. Stay tuned for details on the Halloween forecast. Right now we are more confident that we will see cooler weather, but less confident on the chance of rain.  Any chance for rain, at the moment, appears to be before Trick-or-Treat time!

Highs in the mid to upper 60s today. Highs in the upper 60s to low 70s Sunday, middle 70s  through Tuesday. Highs back in the 60s Wednesday and Thursday. Lows will be in the 40s tonight through Monday night. Near 50 Tuesday and Wednesday night.

You can get the latest forecast and weather information on News 5, WCYB.com, and on the StormTrack 5 weather app.

Our normal high is 67°, low 41°.

Meteorologist Chris Michaels