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FORECAST: Wet weather system approaching, rain chances increased through mid-week


A wet weather system is approaching from the west and will bring cross the WBTV viewing area this morning, pushing east during the afternoon hours. The heaviest rain is expected to fall across the mountains this morning and weaken from there as it pushes east across the foothills and Piedmont. By late afternoon, we may even see some sunshine breaking through the clouds. With that, afternoon readings will be milder, finishing up in the mid to upper 50s.

Today's front will stall just to our south tonight, and so there are more rain possibilities on Tuesday (40%) and Wednesday (20%) before the system clears the Carolinas. Highs both days will be in the seasonal mid 50s.

A big cool-down comes into play by week's end. With sun, highs will only be in the mid 40s on Thursday and we likely won't make it out of the 30s on Friday!

The next big question mark comes in time for the weekend. With precipitation coming toward us and temperatures starting in the upper 20s, a little wintry weather can't be ruled out late Friday night and early Saturday.  

Nothing is set in stone just yet, but we are monitoring the situation.  Whatever may come early Saturday, the threat will end by afternoon, as highs Saturday are expected to rise into the mid to upper 40s.  Rain could linger into Sunday as well, but with afternoon readings expected to be well in the 50s by then.

- Meteorologist Al Conklin

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