CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Don’t judge the day by how it feels heading out the door this morning. It’s cold, with daybreak readings in the upper 20s to lower 30s. But overall, Valentine’s Day looks lovely, with partly sunny skies and afternoon readings in the mild middle 60s.
Looking ahead, the Presidents Day weekend, the pattern appears unsettled. There are slight timing differences among the long-range models, but they all bring some rain to the region.
At this point, Friday will be dry with mild highs back in the middle 60s. As we move into Friday night, a batch of rain moves in from the west and looks to linger through the morning hours before tapering down as we move deeper into Saturday.
Saturday afternoon probably dries out with highs close to 60°. In a very fast pattern rain looks to quickly return to the area late Saturday night and it may loiter for much of Sunday with cooler highs closer to 50°. While rain may dominate the scene Sunday, the models paint a picture of mostly light precipitation, so a washout does not seem likely.
At this point, President’s Day could bring a shower or two with highs holding in the 50s before a heavier rain event unfolds Tuesday into Wednesday.
Hope you have a sweet Valentine’s Day!
Meteorologist Al Conklin