Wind Advisory issued for northern foothills, gusty winds expected until this evening

Wind Advisory issued for northern foothills, gusty winds expected until this evening
Behind Tuesday’s front, we’re going to dry out for a couple of days before we turn our attention to a couple of new waves of rain

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Behind Tuesday’s front, we’re going to dry out for a couple of days before we turn our attention to a couple of new waves of rain that will impact our holiday weekend. Under partly sunny skies, the biggest issue today will be the gusty winds following last night’s frontal passage.

A high wind warning is out for the mountains, where gusts could top 50 mph today. A wind advisory is in effect for the northern foothills where gusts of 35 mph are expected today. Both of these alerts expire at 6 p.m. Otherwise, today will be fairly mild with afternoon readings in the upper 50s.

Valentine’s Day looks lovely, with partly sunny skies and afternoon readings in the mild middle 60s.

Looking ahead, the Presidents Day weekend, the pattern appears unsettled. There are slight timing differences among the long-range models, but all bring more rain to the region. At this point, rain chances look to gradually increase on Friday with highs in the middle 60s followed by a steadier batch of rain overnight that may linger through the midday hours Saturday. Saturday afternoon probably dries out with highs close to 60°. In a very fast pattern rain looks to quickly return to the area late Saturday night and it may loiter for much of Sunday with highs in the 50s.

At this point, Presidents Day looks dry with highs holding in the 50s.

Hope you have a great hump day!

Meteorologist Al Conklin

First Alert Forecast: Wednesday, Feb. 13 @ 12pm

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