Cool, sunshine dominants first part of the weekend before another surge cold

Jonathan Stacey's Friday afternoon forecast

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - After a breezy start, winds continue to back off through the afternoon and early evening hours.

A cool, dry airmass will keep highs in the mid to upper 60s in the Piedmont and into the upper 40s across the Mountains under mostly sunny skies.

The continuation of clear skies will allow overnight lows to fall into the 30s in the higher elevations and 40s in and around Charlotte.

Jonathan Stacey's Friday afternoon forecast
Jonathan Stacey's Friday afternoon forecast (Source: WBTV)

Saturday will be mild and pleasant albeit cooler than average as high temperatures are only set to reach the lower 60s before slipping back into the 50s around trick-or-treat time.  

After you finish your Halloween festivities and activities, remember to move your clocks back an hour as Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday morning, simply put you’ll gain an hour on November 1st.

Dry conditions will stick around until through Saturday evening before increasing clouds and a few passing showers slip through the area ahead of another cold front. That frontal passage will drive in a re-enforcing shot of cold air, therefore temperatures will fall from the mid-60s during the afternoon hours to the 30s overnight.

Despite a drastic drop in temperatures Sunday night, breezes will likely keep frost developing across most neighborhoods. But that won’t be the case Monday night when calm conditions and clear skies lead to Charlotte’s first freeze of the season. Mostly sunny skies will reign for most of the workweek as highs climb from the 50s Monday to the 70s by Thursday.

First Alert Meteorologist Jonathan Stacey

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