Showers depart as surge of colder air moves in for the weekend

First Alert Forecast: Friday, Jan. 15 @12pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A few light scattered showers are possible through the afternoon, but partly to mostly cloudy skies will be the norm rather than the exception.  Highs today will hold in the upper 40s to lower 50s.

In the mountains, there’ll be a real mixed bag of winter weather today, including periods of rain, sleet, and snow, but only a small accumulation is expected with highs in the 30s.

We’ll clear out and it’ll be cold tonight with lows in the upper 20s to near 30° as snow showers kick back in over the mountains.

Saturday will bring a noticeable breeze and chilly afternoon readings in the low to mid 40s.  As noted above, snow showers will be falling in the mountains overnight and off and on through the day Saturday, adding up to an inch or so around Boone and the population centers, but on the order of three to five inches at the ski resorts.

More sunshine Sunday with afternoon readings forecast to be a little closer to 50° forecast for Sunday.  We’ll likely stay dry and hold near 50° on MLK Day under partly cloudy skies.

Mid to upper 50s are forecast Tuesday and Wednesday with our next chance for showers coming on Thursday when highs could be pushing 60°.

- Meteorologist Jonathan Stacey

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