Read the latest StormTrack 5 Forecast
Updated On: Oct 24 2014 06:18:09 AM CDT
PATCHY FROST AND AREAS OF DENSE FOG THIS MORNING
FILTERED SUNSHINE THIS AFTERNOON
WARMER AND DRIER BY THE WEEKEND!
Friday: Partly sunny skies and mild. Highs 63-68. Northwest wind 10 mph or less.
Friday Night: Mostly clear skies. Lows 32-38. Light wind.
Saturday: Mostly sunny and a little breezy. Highs 64-70. Southwest wind 5-15 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy and mild. Lows 44-49. Southwest wind 10 mph or less.
We are tracking a broad area of high pressure in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center. This system will continue to nudge further southward from the Great Lakes, supplying us with descending air and a good deal of sunshine for today.
Because a fairly strong, low pressure system is moving northeast away from the coast of New England, our winds will be a bit weaker than yesterday. As a result, areas of dense fog may develop this morning, especially near lakes and waterways. Patchy frost is also possible. If you have any plants or pets that are sensitive to the cold, remember to keep them indoors for the night.
StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking a couple of weak weather systems that will zip through the region, one today and another tomorrow night. It appears that we will not see enough moisture to create much more than increased clouds at times. The clouds will move east of the area early Sunday.
Behind this weaker front, high pressure will yet again take control of the weather. You won’t hear anyone complaining about that! High pressure at the surface and ‘ridging’ in the upper levels will promote descending air, meaning more sunshine for the latter half of the weekend and beginning of next week.
The second front lacks any upper level push and will essentially dissipate over the southeast come late Sunday and Monday. That will make way for another weather disturbance to push east from the Desert Southwest.
Come Monday and Tuesday, we will be under the influence of "warm-sector" weather. Ahead of this next cold front, winds will turn from the southwest. This will supply us with much warmer air. We’re talking high temperatures in the middle 70s! As this next storm system pushes eastward, it is poised to weaken and lift to the northeast. All this would mean is increasing clouds on Tuesday and a chance of scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms on Wednesday and parts of Thursday. Thursday’s weather won’t so much be governed by the cold front, as it will have passed our region by then. Rather, we are tracking just a few upper level pulses that could spark some showers at times during the day.
Highs in the mid to upper 60s today and Sunday. Highs in the 70s Monday and Tuesday. Lows will be in the 30s through tonight and 40s tomorrow through Monday night. Near 50 Tuesday and Wednesday night.
You can get the latest forecast and weather information on News 5, WCYB.com, and on the StormTrack 5 weather app.
Friday Night Lights: The football forecast is looking dry, but just a bit on the chilly side as you go out to support your local high school teams! Don’t forget to bring a coat to the games.
Our normal high is 67°, low 41°.
Meteorologist Chris Michaels
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