ABOVE AVERAGE HIGHS THROUGH FRIDAY
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY LATER IN THE WEEK
SUNSHINE EXPECTED FOR THE EASTER WEEKEND, BUT TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOLING DOWN
Tonight: A spotty shower this evening. Partly cloudy. Lows 36-42. Wind becoming light.
Wednesday: Plenty of sunshine. Highs 63-68. Northwest wind 10 mph or less.
Wednesday Night: Clear to partly cloudy. Lows 37-43. Light wind.
Thursday: Mix of clouds & sun. Warm with a 40% chance of showers. Highs 68-74. Southwest wind 5-15 mph.
A weak cold front will slide through this evening, and a spotty shower is possible. A clear to partly cloudy sky is expected overnight with lows dropping into the upper 30s to lower 40s. Some patchy fog may develop late.
We will be tracking a more potent storm system that will arrive late this week. A breezy southwest wind will allow temperatures from Wednesday through Friday to soar into the upper 60s to middle 70s. Wednesday looks dry and pleasant. Rain chances increase late Thursday into Friday with enough instability to produce a few thunderstorms as well. The severe threat looks low in the Tri-Cities at this time (the main threat looks to stay to our west). A cold front will move through Friday night. By Saturday, things will calm down but cool off quite a bit. It will be breezy with highs in the 50s.
StormTrack 5 meteorologists are forecasting a fairly pleasant Easter weekend. High pressure looks to be nearby, providing us with an egg-cellent Easter Sunday. The weather will be cool to start this weekend, but warm and dry to finish. Some frost will be likely on Sunday morning....so dress warmly for those sunrise services!
By early next week, Monday and Tuesday will feature a slight chance of rain for now with temperatures warming into the 70s by Tuesday.
Recap: Highs upper 60s to middle 70s Wednesday through Friday, mid 50s Saturday, mid 60s Sunday and Monday...70s by Tuesday. Lows in the 40s through Wednesday night, 50s Thursday night, 40s Friday night, near 30 Saturday night, near 40 Sunday and Monday night.
Our average high is 64°, low 38°.
Meteorologist Dave Dierks