First Freeze Warnings issued for parts of NC

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - After a beautiful pair of days to wrap up the week, we've got some abrupt changes to the forecast this weekend thanks to a cool front and strong high pressure system building in behind it.

We're waking up to clouds and milder temps this AM with southwest breezes, clouds, and higher humidity all building in ahead of the front. Some areas of light rain are likely this morning, with a steadier batch working through during the afternoon. If you've got outdoor plans today, the general rule of thumb will be the later you can wait the better to avoid the light rain.

After about lunch time the rain will start to exit and clearing will take shape from west to east. Most of us see some sun before it sets this evening with temps in the 70s.

Then here comes the chill-- as high pressure builds in behind the front gusty Northwest breezes will lead to an abrupt temperature drop. In fact, these winds could exceed 50 mph at times across the high country where a High Wind Warning is in effect for overnight. In addition, mountain temps will fall below 32° so the first Freeze Warning of the season has been issued for those areas. The rest of us will fall into the upper 30s, still chilly!

Freeze Warnings and Wind Alerts will also be in effect beginning Sunday morning in the following areas:

Freeze warnings for NC
Freeze warnings for NC (Source: WBTV-Leigh Brock)

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