Read the latest StormTrack 5 Forecast
Updated On: Mar 07 2014 12:15:48 PM CST
A MOSTLY CLEAR AND COOL NIGHT AHEAD
SUNNY AND WARMER FOR SATURDAY
WE ARE TRACKING A WEAK COLD FRONT THAT MAY BRING A LITTLE LIGHT RAIN TO THE TRI-CITIES LATE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING
This Afternoon: Becoming partly cloudy. Highs 48-55. Winds north 5-15 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy and cool. Lows 28-35. Light wind.
Saturday: Mostly sunny and warmer. Highs 57-63. West wind 5-15 mph.
Saturday Night: Increasing clouds, some light rain late(40%). Lows 36-42. Light wind.
Sunday: A 30% chance of light rain in the morning. Mostly cloudy. Highs 54-59.
We are tracking a departing winter storm in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center. This weather system brought some light rain to the Tri-Cities, and snow across the mountains of North Carolina and neighboring counties of southwest Virginia.
Tonight, the sky will be clear to partly cloudy as low temperatures drop into the upper 20s to middle 30s. High pressure will build into the southern Appalachian region Saturday providing sunny and warmer conditions. Highs Saturday will soar into the upper 50s to lower 60s.
StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking a weak cold front that will approach the Tri-Cities late Saturday night into Sunday morning. A period of light rain showers may accompany this front. Any morning rain should taper off Sunday allowing for a dry conclusion to the day. Highs on Sunday will be cooler...mostly in the 50s.
A nice stretch of weather is forecast on Monday and Tuesday. Partly to mostly sunny conditions are forecast with highs in the 60s both days! Lows will be in the 30s.
A stronger weather system will move into the Tennessee Valley and southern Appalachians by midweek. Showers and possible thundershowers will develop Tuesday night into Wednesday. Much cooler air will sweep into the region Wednesday night into Thursday. A few snow showers or flurries may develop Wednesday night into Thursday morning, especially over the higher elevations.
Mostly sunny and cool weather is forecast for Friday. Lows will be in the 20s and highs near 50. Temperatures will moderate to near normal levels for Race Weekend in Bristol.
You can always get the latest radar, forecast and weather information on News 5 WCYB, wcyb.com and on the StormTrack 5 weather app.
Our normal high is 56°, low 32°.
Meteorologist Dave Dierks