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WEATHER: Chilly temps return, rain chance develops Sunday


Cool air is filtering in behind the rough storm system that rolled through on Wednesday, which has now restored our temperatures to December levels.

Daybreak readings are down into the 30s once again, and highs later today will struggle to make it out of the 50s despite full sun. Copy and paste for Friday night into Saturday, before some changes arrive for the second half of the weekend.

Saturday stays dry as sunshine is increasingly filtered by a steady stream of high clouds rolling in from the west.

Clouds and an increasing rain chance develops on Sunday, meaning afternoon readings will struggle to get out of the cold 40s. As of right now it looks like rain holds off until Sunday afternoon, but either way Saturday will certainly be the better weekend day. Of note, the precipitation is likely to start in the mountains much earlier than the Charlotte area, and in fact, a period of snow / ice is possible Saturday night and early Sunday morning if the moisture can arrive early enough while near freezing temperatures are still present there.  As Sunday wears on, any wintry mix in the high country will transition back to plain cold rain.

Another decent chance for rain comes back into the picture for Monday and Tuesday.  Right now both the GFS and European models are gridding out 2" of rain by the time this next storm ends on Tuesday.

- Meteorologist Al Conklin

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