First Alert issued for Saturday morning as rain moves in along with NBA All-Star Weekend

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - After another cloudy day with temps in the 60s, we remain breezy but generally dry through the evening hours. However, if you plan to be out late tonight and it's not raining when you walk out the door, make sure you plan for overnight rain.

The mountains could have a few showers breaking out towards the evening, but bigger areas of rain move in later 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 mid-morning or lunchtime at the latest. 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 will likely feature more periods of rain, but the details on the intensity of it are still iffy. Our computer models tend to have more trouble resolving smaller scale features like this one, so we will probably have a better idea tomorrow where and when the heaviest rain may occur Sunday. Either way it will be colder with readings in the 40s.

Rain Sunday 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.

- Meteorologist Lyndsay Tapases

First Alert Forecast: Friday, Feb. 15 @ 4pm

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