FIRST ALERT: Friday’s rainmaker exits ahead of our next big system coming this weekend

WBTV Friday morning weather forecast

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - The rain continues to push east of the WBTV viewing area, leaving mostly cloudy skies behind through the late morning and early afternoon hours.

With most communities starting out in the 40s this morning, temperatures should easily climb to the mid 50s this afternoon.

In the mountains, road conditions will improve as icy spots melt with temperatures rising above freezing by late-morning highest elevations.

Overnight temperatures will be much cooler in comparison to this morning. In fact, we’ll start out with temperatures in the lower 30s Saturday morning with a great deal of sunshine before clouds roll back into the area.

By Saturday evening, another system will zip through the region bringing rain, snow, and sleet through Sunday morning. A First Alert has been issued for Saturday evening through Sunday morning for the mostly overnight weather event.

Even with temperature nearing the freezing mark across the Piedmont, the bulk of the snow accumulation - up to 4″ - will likely be north of I-40 and in the mountains and northern Foothills, with mostly rain and potentially a wintry mix in Charlotte south of I-40. This is a very fluid forecast, and precipitation types, and amounts will be based on temperatures up above and on the surface.

But don’t worry if you have outdoor Super Bowl plans, partly sunny skies with highs reaching the upper 40s and lower 50s Sunday afternoon. We’ll get a rain break Monday, but rain can’t be ruled out as the week goes on.

- First Alert Meteorologist Jonathan Stacey

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