Friday starts a prolonged warming trend with possible temps in the 70s

Friday starts a prolonged warming trend with possible temps in the 70s
While temperatures may rebound in the 70s, there may be a chance for some cloud coverage and rain showers.

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Don’t be fooled, it’s cold again this morning with readings in the 20s all across the WBTV viewing area. But as promised, today marks the start of a pronounced and prolonged warming trend with afternoon readings rebounding into the middle 50s. That’s several degrees above the early February average and about 10° above what Charlotte has experienced over the past few days. Enjoy.

Looking ahead, we’ll rebound over the weekend, with low 60s expected both days. Saturday looks to bring a ton of sunshine, but Sunday may not be quite so super. A coastal low is likely going to throw more clouds our way, and depending on how close it is to the coast, it could produce a sprinkle or two in parts of the Piedmont.

By Monday, we’ll be looking at more sunshine with afternoon readings in the middle 60s before we jump to the upper 60s to near 70° during the mid-week period; well above average for early February! Even with the unseasonably warm weather in the forecast, there may be a few showers around both Wednesday and Thursday, but at this point, the rain does not appear to be widespread or heavy.

Hope you have a super Friday & weekend!

- Meteorologist Al Conklin

First Alert Forecast: Friday, Feb. 1 @ 12pm

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