Read the latest StormTrack 5 Forecast

POSTED: 6:28 PM Feb 27 2013   UPDATED  1 hr
StormTrack 5 Team

MAINLY CLEAR AND SOMEWHAT COOL TONIGHT.  BE ALERT TO THE DANGER OF LOCALLY DENSE FOG TOWARD MORNING.

A FANTASTIC FALL DAY EXPECTED THURSDAY!

RAIN SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS ON FRIDAY

A BLAST OF CHILLY AIR ARRIVES THIS WEEKEND!

Tonight: Mostly clear and cool. Lows 46-52. Light wind.

Thursday: Mostly sunny and warm. Highs 78-85. Light southwest wind.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear.  Some increasing clouds late. Lows 53-60. Light wind.

Friday:  Showers likely, along with a few thunderstorms.  Highs 68-75.  South wind 5-15 mph.

Weather Summary:

We are tracking a high pressure system that continues to nudge southward in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center.   This system will aid in lots of sunshine and warmer than average temperatures over the course of the next two days.  It will feel like summer, but don't get too comfortable just yet. 


Clearer skies and calmer winds will lend to cooler overnight lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s, which is what we would expect for this time of year.  We may also expect some areas of patchy fog like in days passed.

Thursday will be another warm and nice day but clouds will slowly increase later in the day ahead of our next major weather maker.

StormTrack 5 Meteorologists are tracking a storm system in the Great Lakes that will drag a cold front southward.  This storm system has already produced a wide ranger of weather, from inches of snow in Aspen, Colorado to tornado-warned supercells in the Dakotas.  This system will still have some umph to it as it makes its way towards our area, with lots of upper level energy helping it hold together.  With southwest flow of winds, that may help to generate some instability in the atmosphere that could very well lead to thunderstorm development along this line.  The general consensus seems to be that the line of activity will move out of the area by a little after dinner time. 

The fields at some of your high school football games could be wet, but we don't think games will need to be delayed or postponed by any incoming storms.  We will keep you up to speed on that.  In the meantime, you can download the StormTrack 5 Mobile App while out and about. 

By Saturday morning, we will be left with a drier and cooler air mass settling in for the weekend and start of the new work week. Saturday will likely be 15-20 degrees cooler than what we expect to see on Thursday, with northwest flow in control of our weather.  Because of that, clouds may stick around, but clearing is expected later in the day.

Saturday will be cloudy to start and clearer, the later we go on with breezy conditions.  Clearing skies overnight will allow some of us to drop to near freezing.  We expect some areas of frost, so take in any plants that need to be taken in beforehand.  Sunday looks to feature more sunshine, but we'll see temperatures in the mid 60s. 


Monday may bring a few stray showers in the afternoon, with a bit of a better chance ahead of another system swinging through Tuesday.


Highs will be in the low 80s today and tomorrow with low to mid 70s Friday and low to mid 60s Saturday through Tuesday. Lows will be in the low to mid 50s tonight through Friday night, low to mid 30s on Saturday night and low to mid 40s 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 74°, low 49°.

Meteorologists Dave Dierks, David Boyd, and Chris Michaels