HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS INCREASING TONIGHT...STILL CHILLY
WE ARE TRACKING A LATE WEEK STORM SYSTEM
RAIN OR A RAIN SNOW MIX THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY
TRACKING SUPER BOWL STORM SYSTEM INTO NEXT MONDAY
This Afternoon: Plenty of sunshine and still chilly. Highs 37-42. Winds northwest 5 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy and cold. Lows 20-25. Winds becoming southeast 5 mph.
Thursday: Mild with clouds increasing. Mainly rain, few mountain snow showers late. Highs 45-50. Winds southwest 5-15 mph.
Thursday Night: Cloudy, rain changing to snow in the mountains. Lows 27-32. Winds southwest 5-15 mph.
We are tracking a broad area of high pressure in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center. This high pressure will continue to slowly move to the east, providing us with less humidity in the low and mid levels tonight. High level cirrus clouds will move into the region. While it will still be cold, we don't anticipate temperatures to fall into the teens like they did for most of the region this morning.
Winds will remain calm into the night, so wind chills will not be a concern. Make sure that you do have a jacket after all, because temperatures will make their way into the low to mid 20s overnight.
StormTrack 5 Meteorologists are tracking another disturbance that will head into the region from the Plains States. Ahead of that system, winds will surge in from the southwest at 5-15 mph. That will leave us with a mild afternoon, as high temperatures move into the mid to upper 40s. As the front moves closer, expect scattered rain showers in the afternoon and increasing in coverage later in the evening. Colder air may start to hit the higher elevations late Thursday night, changing rain into light snow showers. Behind the front, winds will turn from the northwest at 10-20 mph. The west-facing slopes may see a dusting to an inch of snow by Friday morning.
Breezy northwest winds will continue into Friday and leave our high temperatures in the 30s, with wind chills at or below freezing through the afternoon. As high pressure moves in behind the front, skies will gradually clear and leave our overnight lows in the teens as we head into Super Bowl Weekend.
Skies will remain mostly sunny for Saturday with a few clouds on the increase later in the day ahead of the next storm system.
Models have gone back and forth on this storm system, but it seems now that the system will be weaker and moving quicker. The latest development, however, shows colder air moving into the area. So, we could see some rain showers transition into snow showers later on Sunday and lingering into Monday. Stay tuned for updates as the atmosphere continues to change.
We'll start off the month of February on a cold note with temperatures in the 30s on Monday. By Tuesday, high pressure settles in behind our passing storm system. Partly to mostly sunny skies will take shape with temperatures in the upper 30s to low 40s. By Wednesday, more model disagreement comes into the fold as a system rides up the east coast. Right now, it looks like we'll stay mostly dry as models push it further eastward.
Highs will be near 50 on Thursday, with upper 30s on Friday. We warm-up for the weekend with mid 40s Saturday and Sunday, but cooling back to the low to mid 30s Monday...low 40s Tuesday and mid 40s Wednesday. Lows will be in the low 20s tonight and near 30 Thursday night, with mid teens Friday night. We expect mid to upper 20s Saturday and Sunday, but back to near 20 to the low 20s Monday night and Tuesday night.
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 46°, low 25°.
Meteorologists Dave Dierks and Chris Michaels