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WEATHER: Cold air to stay through weekend, rain chances return Monday

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Temperatures have been tumbling overnight as skies have cleared. We'll bottom out with lows in the 20s and teens in the mountains at daybreak this morning, that means your commute will be about 25° colder than Thursday morning's rush out the door. 

There are also dangerous wind chills across the mountains this morning, down in to the single digits and a few snow flurries are flying there as well. It is cold and will stay that way all day long!

This seriously cold air is here to stay through the weekend. After today's cold morning commute, afternoon highs won't make it out of the low 40s, our coldest since mid-February. The bottom falls out tonight into Saturday morning, as some areas outside of Charlotte will drop to the upper teens for morning lows, yikes!

Saturday and Sunday afternoons will hold in the mid-upper 40s, but it's colder Saturday night versus Sunday night...20s vs. 30s. Throughout all this, the forecast stays dry, but the next chance of rain arrives on Monday. By that time, temperatures will be above freezing, so there'll be no threat of ice or snow.  The rain threat will probably linger into Tuesday, perhaps even Wednesday.

Stay warm and have a great Friday and weekend!

- Meteorologist Al Conklin

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