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Read the latest StormTrack 5 Forecast

Published On: Feb 27 2013 06:28:32 PM EST   Updated On: Apr 02 2015 03:37:28 AM EDT
StormTrack 5 Team

ABOVE AVERAGE HIGHS THROUGH FRIDAY

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY TOMORROW

DOWNPOURS AND GUSTY WINDS POSSIBLE LATE FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT

SUNSHINE EXPECTED FOR THE EASTER WEEKEND, BUT TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOLING DOWN

Today: Mix of clouds & sun. Warm with a 40% chance of showers. Highs 65-72. South wind 5-15 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a few showers around (40% chance of rain). Lows 48-55. South wind 5-10 mph.

Friday: Breezy and warm. Scattered showers possible with the better chance of showers and storms during the evening. Highs 70-76. Southwest wind 10-20 mph and gusty.

Weather Summary:

StormTrack 5 meteorologists will be tracking a storm system that will arrive Friday. A breezy southwest wind will allow temperatures to climb into the upper 60s to middle 70s today and Friday. Some scattered showers and isolated thundershowers are possible today, but much of today looks dry.

Rain chances increase Friday with enough instability to produce a few thunderstorms as well. Scattered showers and thundershowers are possible through the day, but the highest chance of rain appears to be Friday evening and night. The severe threat looks marginal in the Tri-Cities at this time (the main threat looks to stay just to our west). However a line of storms could produce downpours and gusty winds Friday evening. Check back for updates as we track this storm system into the region.

A strong 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 pleasant Easter weekend. High pressure looks to be nearby, providing us with an egg-cellent Easter Sunday. The weather will be cool early Sunday morning, but warm and dry to finish. Some frost will be likely on Sunday morning... so dress warmly for those sunrise services!

Monday and Tuesday will bring a chance of showers with temperatures warming into the 60s and 70s.

Recap: Highs upper 60s to middle 70s through Friday, mid 50s Saturday, mid 60s Sunday and 60s & 70s Monday and Tuesday.  Lows in the 50s tonight, 40s Friday night, near 30 Saturday night, near 40 Sunday night.

Our average high is 64°, low 39°.

Meteorologist David Boyd