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Chilly high-pressure moving into the WBTV viewing area

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

After a 3rd straight day in the 50s, we start to feel the colder air make its impact yet again with overnight lows dipping back down below freezing. This will mean colder morning temps in the 30s for most, with upper teens in the mountains.

By this afternoon, a chilly high pressure system will move into the picture on the heels of a stiff north breeze. Highs will be limited to the mid 40s despite plenty of sunshine. Mountain temps won't get out of the 20s, but the wind chill will be a huge factor. Gusty wind in the mountains have prompted not only a Wind Advisory, but a Wind Chill Advisory for today, with wind chills below zero expected for several hours across the high country. In the Piedmont, the breeze will still be gusty at times, with wind chills in the 30s for most of the day.

It gets even colder on Friday, but the wind will have died down by then. Lows will start out in the upper teens with highs only getting back to the mid 30s.

The cold air will still be firmly in place Friday night as precipitation approaches from the west. By Saturday morning, temperatures will be in the upper 20s to around 30. If the precipitation gets here early enough, we could have a period of light freezing rain before daybreak. As of now, it doesn't look like a major event, but we are watching it. Either way, highs will reach the low 50s by afternoon with rain becoming more likely.

The pendulum swings in the opposite direction for Sunday, as numbers will soar, sending afternoon readings back into the mid 60s! But it will come with more periods of rain, perhaps even be a thunderstorm during the afternoon.

Hope you have a great Thursday!

- Meteorologist Al Conklin

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