CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Following Thursday’s rain – and mountain snow – today will turn out pleasant with clouds and sun with afternoon readings in the upper 50s. Unfortunately, the decent weather this afternoon won’t linger into the holiday weekend. We’ll start from the relatively mild 40s Saturday morning, but I wouldn’t look for much sunshine.
While the heaviest of the rain looks to be reserved for Saturday evening, spotty light rain could be around at just about any time during the day, so be prepared, just in case.
Highs will be in the 50s again on Saturday, despite the clouds and wet weather. The rain will likely end as a little bit of snow in the mountains late Saturday night into Sunday morning.
As for Sunday, the rain will end early, and 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.
Hope you have a great Friday & holiday weekend!
Meteorologist Al Conklin