Storm chances continue for early tonight with gusty winds into Friday

First Alert Weather

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Zeta has moved away from the Carolinas, yet a strong cold front will move into the Carolinas tonight bringing the chance for a few strong to severe storms.

Any storms that develop could have damaging winds and heavy rainfall.

Storms are expected to diminish by midnight, with gusty winds lingering overnight.

Jason Myers Thursday evening forecast
Jason Myers Thursday evening forecast (Source: WBTV)

Cooler air continues to move into the Carolinas for Friday and the weekend with Friday morning low temperatures starting off in the lower 50s for the Piedmont and lower 40s for the mountains.

The mountains may have scattered rain in the morning with mostly sunny skies expected for all of the WBTV viewing area into the afternoon.

Friday afternoon high temperatures will range from the upper 60s in the piedmont, to upper 40s in the mountains.

Gusty winds around 25 to 30 mph will linger during the day Friday, diminishing by the later afternoon and evening hours.

Halloween Saturday will continue with mostly sunny skies, with chilly morning low temperatures around 40 degrees for the piedmont, and around 30 degrees for the mountains. Saturday afternoon high temperatures will range from the lower 60s in the piedmont to lower 50s for the mountains.

Another cold front will move across the Carolinas on Sunday, which may bring a few scattered rain showers.

Sunday morning will start off in the lower 40s, with afternoon highs in the lower 60s.

Some of the coldest air of the season will arrive early next week, with morning low temperatures in the 30s for the piedmont, and 20s for the mountains. Mostly sunny skies will continue Monday through Wednesday, with afternoon high temperatures ranging from the mid-50s on Monday to upper 60s by Wednesday.

Temperatures get back to around 70 degrees by Thursday, as mostly sunny skies continue.

Enjoy your Friday and weekend ahead!

Meteorologist Jason Myers

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