Remnants of Nicole to move out Friday night ahead of cooler weekend temperatures
Moderate to heavy rainfall can be expected through the early evening hours.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - The remnants of Nicole are moving out and colder temperatures are about to move in, beginning with a First Alert Weather Day this coming week due to freezing temperatures and a cold rain likely to start next week.
- Saturday: Comfortable temperatures, few afternoon/evening showers possible.
- Sunday: Much cooler! More sunshine.
- First Alert Weather Days: Monday morning, Tuesday.
After making landfall as a Category 1 hurricane along the coast of Florida earlier this week, the remnants of Nicole moved over the mountains and brought bands of heavy rain and gusty winds to the area Thursday night through Friday.
As Nicole’s remnants continue to quickly move northeast, our local impacts have come to an end. Still be cautious on the roads in the mountains as flooding has been a big issue today.
Heading into the weekend, anticipate temperatures ranging from the upper 40s in the mountains to the upper 50s/near 60 degrees in the piedmont Saturday morning. Early morning travel plans could also be impacted by patchy dense fog.
Although we’ll see a little more sunshine for our Saturday and high temperatures in the low 70s, a cold front could bring clouds and a few showers our way by the afternoon and evening hours. This will set us up for a much cooler second half of the weekend.
Despite the sunshine, anticipate morning lows in the low 40s and afternoon highs only in the mid 50s by Sunday afternoon.
First Alert: By Monday morning, temperatures will likely drop below freezing across the area as we head out the door and a First Alert Weather Day is now in place. It will only last through the morning hours thanks to the frigid conditions.
Tuesday afternoon likely won’t make it out of the 40s and will feature the next best chance for rain. Stay tuned for frequent forecast updates. Next week is looking chilly.
Have a great weekend!
- Meteorologist Rachel Coulter
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