Read the latest StormTrack 5 Forecast
WET AT TIMES THROUGH FRIDAY
WARMING BACK UP FOR MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND
Tonight: Showers likely. Cloudy and chilly. Lows 40-46. Northwest wind 5-10 mph.
Friday: Scattered showers. Not as cool, but still breezy. Highs 58-65. Northwest wind 5-20 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 38-45. Light west wind.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, breezy and warmer. A stray shower is possible. Highs 68-75. West wind 5-20 mph.
Thursday's weather provided a blast from the past! It felt more like early March than early May Thursday. The record cold high temperature Thursday was 57 set in 1988...but was replaced by a high of 56° This is "blackberry winter."
Tonight, showers will continue...with some snow mixing in across the high elevations, mainly above the 4000' level. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the higher elevations of Avery and Mitchell Counties in North Carolina.
In the highest elevations, temperatures will drop to near or below freezing. Be alert to some scattered slick spots in these areas.
A few showers are expected Friday (especially northeast of the Tri-Cities, lower rain chances southwest). A slow warming trend starts Friday afternoon as temperatures climb into the upper 50s to middle 60s.
Even warmer conditions are expected for Mother's Day weekend. A mix of clouds and sunshine is expected Saturday with only a stray shower in spots. A weak cold front will approach the Tri-Cities on Sunday providing a little better chance of a few scattered showers.
Early summer-like temperatures return next week...along with a shower or thundershower at times.
Temperature Outlook: Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s Friday, 70s Saturday and Sunday, then upper 70s to lower 80s Monday through Thursday. Lows in the 40s through Friday night, then 50s Saturday through Wednesday nights.
Our average high is 73°, low 48°.
Meteorologist Dave Dierks
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