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Read the latest StormTrack 5 Forecast

Published On: Feb 27 2013 05:28:32 PM CST
Updated On: Sep 02 2014 02:06:27 PM CDT
StormTrack 5 Team

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH TONIGHT

WE ARE TRACKING A WEAK COLD FRONT THAT WILL PROVIDE A LITTLE LESS HUMID WEATHER FOR MIDWEEK

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL LIKELY INCREASE AGAIN THIS WEEKEND

This Afternoon: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs 85-92. Winds west 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows 63-68. Light wind.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy.  A stray shower or storm. Highs 82-88. West wind 5-10 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 54-59. Winds calm.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs 85-90. Light west wind.

Weather Summary:

We are tracking a cold front in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center. This front will drift toward the Tri-Cities this afternoon and bring a pretty good shot at showers and thunderstorms late this afternoon into the evening.  Any thunderstorms that do develop could contain strong winds, heavy downpours and frequent cloud-to-ground lightning.

Tonight we have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, as the aforementioned cold front continues to slowly move through the viewing area.

StormTrack 5 Meteorologists are tracking a high pressure system off the Atlantic coast that will nudge back into the region. This will keep the warm and humid air from the Gulf of Mexico moving into our area Wednesday through Friday. The chances are only at 30 percent, mainly due to afternoon heating and humidity.

A cold front will settle south from a storm system in the Great Lakes heading into the weekend. That will moving through the area, providing us with a better chance of showers and storms as we make our way into the weekend. Saturday has a 40 percent chance and 30 to 40 percent chance on Sunday with a strong storm or two possible. Any of these storms could again contain frequent cloud-to-ground lightning, strong winds, and heavy downpours.


Monday comes as a relief, as it will be a little cooler and drier behind the front with partly cloudy skies.

Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s this afternoon through Sunday and low 80s on Monday. Lows will be in the low to mid 60s tonight through Monday night.

You can always get the latest forecast and weather information on News 5 WCYB, wcyb.com and on the StormTrack 5 weather app.

*Tropics Update:  We are tracking Tropical Storm Dolly, which is poised to make landfall on the eastern Mexican coast late tonight into early tomorrow.  This is no threat to US soil, but could make for dangerous flooding and mudslides along Mexico's higher terrain.*
 
Our normal high is 83°, low 60°.

Meteorologist Donnie Cox