Read the latest StormTrack 5 Forecast
Updated On: Aug 22 2014 02:38:36 AM CDT
AREAS OF FOG THIS MORNING
WE ARE TRACKING HEAT, HUMIDITY, AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE WEEKEND
A FEW STORMS COULD BE STRONG TO LOCALLY SEVERE
RAIN CHANCES WILL LOWER NEXT WEEK
Today: Warm and humid. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs 85-92. West wind 5-15 mph.
Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows 65-70. Light wind.
Saturday: Partly sunny. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs 85-92. West wind 5-10 mph.
We are tracking more showers and storms in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center. A front has stalled north of the Tri-Cities. Warm and moist air has been flowing into the southern Appalachians. This will help create more scattered showers and thunderstorms the next several days.
A few storms could be strong to locally severe. The main dangers from any storm will be frequent lightning, gusty winds, heavy rain and small hail.
StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking a ridge of high pressure that will strengthen just to the southwest of the Tri-Cities. This will allow for a progression of weather disturbances to track from northwest to southeast across the Ohio Valley and into the southern Appalachians.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be around for Race Week and the Appalachian Fair. Most of the time it will be dry. It will, however, be a bit of a task to pinpoint the timing/location of the storms until they actually develop each day.
A ridge of high pressure will extend eastward early next week allowing for lower rain chances to enter the forecast.
7:30pm Food City 300-Scattered showers and thunderstorms 83°
7:30pm Irwin Tools 500-Scattered showers and thunderstorms 83°
You can always get the latest forecast, radar, and severe weather alerts on News 5 WCYB, wcyb.com and on the StormTrack 5 weather app.
Our normal high is 85°, low 62°.
Meteorologist David Boyd
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