CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Breezy and mild today under mostly cloudy skies, afternoon readings will run up into the middle 60s, well above average for mid-February. We could have a few showers breaking out towards the evening, but bigger areas of rain move in tonight into Saturday morning. Lows tonight will only fall back into the lower 50s.
To start out the weekend, we have issued a First Alert for Saturday morning. Areas of rain will greet us to start the day, moving out by lunchtime. The rest of the day will be cloudy and damp, but generally dry. Temperatures may struggle to get much above the middle 50s as the winds back to the NE.
Sunday could feature a few light showers, even at the start of the day, but a more important batch of rain may unfold as we move into the late day hours. Sunday will be cold with readings in the 40s.
That batch of rain Sunday night probably lingers into Monday morning, before a big wash-out comes our way Tuesday. Since Tuesday brings the best opportunity for start-to-finish rain over the next week, we have also issued a First Alert for the day to give you as much notice as possible to the potential for disruptions to both the morning and evening commutes. The weekend rain notwithstanding, Tuesday may be just the start of a very wet pattern that could continue for much of next week.
Hope you have a great Friday & weekend!
Meteorologist Al Conklin