SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS TONIGHT
RAIN CHANCES COMING TO AN END LATER SATURDAY
COOLER THIS WEEKEND
PLEASANT WEATHER NEXT WEEK - COOL MORNINGS AND WARM AFTERNOONS
Tonight: Showers and a few thundershowers. Mostly cloudy with patchy fog late. Lows 52-59. West wind less than 10 mph.
Saturday: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy and cooler. Highs 62-69. North wind 5-10 mph.
Saturday Night: Clearing and cool. Patchy late night fog. Lows 40-45. Light wind.
Sunday: Plenty of sunshine. Highs 67-73. Light southwest wind.
High pressure, which has supplied us with plenty of sunshine this week, is losing its grip on our weather as a cold front moves through the Tri-Cities.
As this cold front moves through the area, showers and a few thunderstorms will be likely tonight...with a few showers lingering on Saturday. Downpours and gusty winds will accompany the stronger storms.
Cooler air will filter into the southern Appalachian region on Saturday. Highs will reach around 65 to 70 in the Tri-Cities...with upper 50s to middle 60s over the higher elevations.
Another large area of high pressure will control of our weather early next week. With skies clearing, expect some cool mornings and warm days.
Another cold front will sweep through the region Monday night providing a chance of a few widely scattered showers. Dry and pleasant weather is forecast Tuesday through Thursday. Cooler air will likely arrive on the scene by late next week.
Temperature Outlook: Highs in the 60s to near 70 Saturday – upper 60s to mid 70s through the middle of next week. Lows overnight in the 50s to near 60 Friday night – 40s through the middle of next week.
Our average high is 71°, low 46°.
Meteorologist Dave Dierks