CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - With high pressure nosing into the Carolinas now, the mid-week period will bring the return of the seasonable 50s under mostly sunny skies. In between, the night looks to be clear and much colder as compared to recent nights with most neighborhoods waking up to readings in the 20s.
By Thursday, clouds will be on the increase again as another frontal system heads our way. That system will bring our next round of light rain late Thursday before we clear back out – at least temporarily – on Friday. Friday looks good with partly to mostly sunny skies and afternoon temperatures in the mild 60s!
Unfortunately, the nice weather Friday won’t linger into the holiday weekend.
We’ll start dry on Saturday before the rain chance ramps up later in the day. A period of heavy rain will arrive during the evening and last through the night before moving out Sunday morning. An early call of about one inch of weekend rain seems like a reasonable call at this point. The question will be how fast the cold air moves in behind the precipitation. There is a chance for some mountain snow if the cold air and precipitation meet up.
As for temperatures, they won’t be too bad over the weekend. Despite the clouds and wet weather, highs will be in the 50s both Saturday and Sunday before the coldest air of the season arrives for the start of the week. Lows will fall into the teens Sunday night and highs on MLK Day may not make it out of the 30s!
Hope you have a terrific Tuesday!
Meteorologist Al Conklin