Cooler air blows in for Halloween weekend

WBTV Friday morning weather forecast

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Following Zeta’s brush-by of the Carolinas, we’ll enjoy wall to wall sunshine today, but it will be much cooler with highs only getting back to the mid to upper 60s.  That’s about where we should be for late October, but a gusty breeze will add to the chill in the air. 

Clear skies with a nearly full Blue Moon are in the forecast tonight with most WBTV-area neighborhoods falling back into the cold 30s.

Halloween Saturday will feature plenty of sunshine as well, though there will be a gradual increase in clouds later in the day. It will be chilly with afternoon readings only recovering to about 60°.  Trick-or-treating Saturday evening will be dry and chilly with temperatures mainly in the 50s.

Another cold front will move across the Carolinas on Sunday, which may bring a couple of showers, mainly early in the day. Sunday morning will start off in the middle 40s, with afternoon highs in the middle 60s.

The coldest air of the season will arrive just in time for the start of the new workweek, with Monday morning low temperatures in the 30s for the piedmont, and 20s for the mountains. There will be plenty of sunshine to go around Monday through Wednesday, with high temperatures inching up from the middle 50s on Monday to the upper 60s by Wednesday. 

In between, near-freezing low temperatures are in the forecast for the Charlotte metro area Tuesday morning, the first such occurrence this Autumn season.

Temperatures get back to around 70° by Thursday, as mostly sunny skies and rain-free weather continues.

Hope you have a great Friday and weekend!

- Meteorologist Al Conklin

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