CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - With high pressure firmly in control of our weather, the mid-week period will bring the return of the seasonable 50s under mostly sunny skies. At 56° Wednesday will mark the “warmest” day in nearly a week! Wednesday night looks to be mostly clear and cold again with lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s. A little fog may develop again, so use caution if you’re out and about late.
On Thursday, clouds will be on the increase again as another frontal system heads our way. That system will bring our next round of very light rain late Thursday before we dry 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 potentially heavy rain will arrive during the evening and last through the night before moving out early Sunday morning. An early call of one-half to 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 great hump day!
Meteorologist Al Conklin