Weekend brings warmer temperatures back to the Carolinas

First Alert Forecast: Thursday, Nov. 19 @12pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - After another bitterly cold start to the day, temperatures are gradually climb towards the upper 50s under undisturbed sunshine. 

Overnight lows will return to the 30s in most communities across the region, however, most neighborhoods in the lower elevations aren’t expected to fall below freezing.

Warmer air will slowly creep in over the next three days. Friday’s highs will reach in the upper 60s before lower 70s make a comeback Saturday. Dry high pressure will remain over the region through at least the first half of the weekend.

More clouds will stream in Sunday paving the way for partly cloudy skies and comfortable temperatures in the upper 60s.

A cold front will arrive from the west on Monday, with a stronger cold front arriving on Wednesday. While Monday’s front passage isn’t expected turn into a big rain maker, that probably won’t be the case when Wednesday’s cold front pulls across the region.

As it may produce widespread downpours and isolated storms while moving over the Carolinas the day before Thanksgiving.  

In between these two frontal movements temperatures will dip down to the 50s Tuesday before returning the 60s through the midweek period.

- Meteorologist Jonathan Stacey

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