Read the latest StormTrack 5 Forecast
Updated On: Jul 31 2014 04:29:15 PM CDT
WE ARE TRACKING INCREASING CLOUDS AND HUMIDITY
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE INTO THE WEEKEND
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING FOR THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA
HEAT AND HUMIDITY BUILD INTO THE TRI-CITIES NEXT WEEK
Tonight: Scattered showers & isolated thunderstorms. Lows 59-64. Light wind.
Friday: Scattered showers, possibly a t-shower(50%). Highs 72-79. Southeast wind 5-10 mph.
Friday Night: Scattered showers, mainly during the evening(30%). Lows 58-63. Light wind.
Saturday: Partly sunny. A 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 80-85.
We are tracking a return to higher humidity in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center. The air flow around high pressure near the east coast will will pump a southeast/south air flow into the southern Appalachians the next couple of days.
Tonight the rain chances will be increasing, especially late tonight. Lows will not be as cool as recent days...mostly in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Highs Friday will be on the cool side...mostly in the 70s to near 80.
StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking a disturbance that will push into the region Thursday night/Friday. Scattered areas of rain and a few thundershowers will be likely. The heavier rain will be on the eastern side of the mountains, where an upslope wind flow will provide the likelihood of heavier rain.
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the southern mountains of North Carolina through Friday morning.
Severe weather doesn't appear likely with this weather system, but some locally heavy rain will be possible...especially over the higher elevations east and south of the Tri-Cities.
The weekend will offer the Tri-Cities warm temperatures along with a chance of a few scattered showers and thunderstorms. Daytime highs will climb into the lower 80s, and lows at night will drop into the lower 60s.
The dip in the jet stream that brought the record cool July weather to the region will be lifting out early next week. Seasonably warm and humid conditions will return Monday through Thursday with highs climbing into the middle 80s to near 90. Lows will be in the 60s.
A few widely scattered afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms cannot be ruled out next week...but overall, the rain chances will be low.
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 85°, low 64°.
Meteorologist Dave Dierks
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