A somewhat wet weekend ahead, followed by a cold beginning to next week

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for the mountains overnight as light showers will continue to move through the region. With temperatures hovering around freezing, there is still a likelihood for some light ice to form and potential slick spots on the roadways. Be very careful on the roads through midmorning.

East of the mountains clouds should thin out some on Friday and temperatures will be seasonally mild in the upper 50s. We’ll carry those same temperatures into Saturday, but showers return during the day before a solid line of rain is expected to pass through during the evening hours. The timing of this rain has sped up from the data we had earlier this week, so that should be good news for folks getting to church Sunday morning as the heaviest rain should be over by then.

The good news continues I believe for folks wanting to see the Lunar Eclipse Sunday evening beginning at 10:33pm. The clouds from this storm system should have departed well before then except in the mountains where wrap-around moisture will persist. However, air temperatures will be dropping through the 20s and wind gusts 20 – 30mph… ouch! That equates to single digit wind chill temperatures!

Cold air kicks off next week, at least skies will be bright and sunny.

Meteorologist Eric Thomas

Thursday night weather forecast: 11pm

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