After a beautiful Friday, be prepared for rain and much colder weather

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - We're finally seeing some late afternoon sun just in time for more rain to arrive this weekend.

Saturday begins in the 40s and there will likely be some spotty light rain around during the day, possible at pretty much any point. However, temps will still manage the upper 50s with wind out of the south ahead of the system.

Saturday evening rain approaches and overspreads from west to east during the nighttime hours. Temps stay up through midnight then start to fall Sunday morning as rain departs and the chilly air makes its move.

As for the rest of Sunday, clouds should break for some sunshine, but the wind will pick up and afternoon readings will be in the chilly 40s, perhaps even falling a bit later in the day. The air behind Sunday’s front is shaping up to be very cold, sending overnight low temperatures into the teens and lower 20s by daybreak Monday.

In the mountains, expect sub-zero wind chill readings late Sunday into Monday. As for the holiday, MLK Day won’t make it much out of the 30s despite plenty of sunshine Monday, falling back to near 20° again at night. We will rebound to near 50° on Tuesday before our next chance for rain arrives midweek.

- Meteorologist Lyndsay Tapases

First Alert Forecast: Friday, Jan. 18 @ 4pm

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