Near-record cold and weekend rain in the forecast

WBTV Monday morning weather forecast

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - As a weak disturbance blows through the regions this morning, we’ll start the day with a good bit of cloud cover and even a few spotty showers across the northern piedmont and mountains.

As the disturbance lifts out to the northeast, sunshine will move in with a nice, seasonally warm afternoon in the lower 70s.

Dry and cool tonight with lows falling back in the 40s overnight.

A cold front will approach the region late Tuesday and move across the Carolinas by early Wednesday, bringing the chance for a few spotty showers. Temperatures look to stay in the warm low to middle 70s both days before a sharp change to cooler air arrives late Wednesday.

Thursday will be our coolest day of the week, with record-challenging morning low temperatures starting off in the middle 30s prompting the chance for a frost across the piedmont and freeze across the mountains where daybreak readings will be in the 20s.

Thursday will feature mostly sunny skies, with unseasonably cool afternoon temperatures in the middle 60s.

Friday morning will be frosty cold again with lows in the mid to upper 30s, followed by pleasant afternoon temperatures warming into the upper 60s.

Long-range weather models are now settling on a wet start to the weekend, with widespread rain looking more and more likely for Saturday. There are some timing differences as to when the rain will end, but at this point, I’m forecasting showers early on Sunday to pull out to the east with sunshine returning.

High’s both days of the weekend should be close to 70°.

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Hope you have a great week!

- Meteorologist Al Conklin

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