First Alert Day Friday: Rounds of rain, cool weather

Thursday night weather forecast: 11pm

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A First Alert Day remains in effect for Friday as some heavier rain will move through during the afternoon hours.

Along with it, cooler air will continue to infiltrate our region and highs on Friday will be stuck in the low 50s.

Sunny skies quickly return over the weekend, but the chilly air isn’t going anywhere with lows in the 20s on Sunday morning, and highs remaining locked in the low and mid 50s for much of next week.

Almost as if someone planned it, after two nice days over the weekend, the rain quickly returns again on Monday and will last through Tuesday before the next break arrives midweek next week.

The rain Friday does not look to be terribly heavy, with most neighborhoods picking up no more than a half inch, and the severe weather risk is very low. After the late-week rain clears out, both days of the weekend will feature plenty of sunshine but both days will be quite chilly with highs no better than the low 50s. There will also be a noticeable breeze on Saturday and a freeze looks likely Saturday night as lows fall into the 20s for most communities.

Looking ahead, rain is likely going to return to the area again on Monday, lingering into Tuesday, and this could be a much more substantial rainfall. Following this next rainy stretch, we’re looking at even colder weather invading for the midweek period…there’s even a chance that the rain may transition over to snow in the mountains!

Hope you have a terrific Thursday!

Meteorologist Al Conklin

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