Based on the series of a model runs, there appears to be an opportunity for a wintry mix or even a few steady snow showers somewhere across the WBTV viewing area Thursday evening as temperatures fall below freezing.
Today will be almost average for this time of year. We will be in the mid 50s with mainly cloudy skies. Showers are a possibility from midday on. They shouldn’t be heavy – just enough to keep the umbrella handy.
Another First Alert has been declared today for the WBTV viewing area. It has been raining most of the morning across the mountains and foothills and that rain is set to push eastward toward the Piedmont during the late morning hours.
Mostly cloudy, damp and much cooler today with temperatures holding in the 50s. Spotty, mostly light rain will break out across the WBTV viewing area by afternoon, ensuring we don’t warm up much today.
After four confirmed tornadoes ripped across our region Thursday, and torrential rains have led to ongoing river flooding, now we are quickly pivoting to snow in the forecast, some of which could show up near Charlotte again over the weekend.
By Tuesday, we will have a few showers and Wednesday will bring even more. Thursday will be the wettest day. That is why a First Alert has been issued. Even a few thunderstorms aren’t out of the question. It will be warm all of those days. We will be in the mid to upper 60s each afternoon.
Sunday and Monday may feel a little like spring! We will see the sun both days. Highs on Sunday will be close to 60° and we will be close to 70° on Monday. Rain shouldn’t get in the way either of those days.
A storm system moving along the Gulf Coast overnight will hit us with spotty light rain overnight and periods of snow in the country. The highest elevations could once again see a light accumulation, perhaps an inch or so.
Monday will bring more cloud cover but highs will still be in the low to mid 50s. There is a chance for a few showers to pop through. It won’t be an all-day rain, but you might want to have the raincoat handy.
Rain showers will taper off Friday night, with a little wintry mix possible for the NC mountains, and a fog/mist for the Piedmont. Overnight low temperatures are expected to cool into the 30s for Saturday morning.
During the overnight hours Thursday night, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the high country as some of the rain will transition to light freezing rain for several hours leading up to daybreak on Friday.
We’re still dry today, but cloud cover will gradually lower and thicken as the day unfolds. Afternoon readings will rebound to near 50°, which is better than where we’ve been all this week, but that’s still a little below average for this time of the year.
Monday’s high temperature of 39 degrees will likely be the coldest afternoon we see for the rest of the week, but that won’t stop the next three days from seeing lows persist in the 20s. So keep those heavy coats handy.
The cold air will be front and center on Saturday as daybreak temperatures will be below freezing and highs only managing the mid 40s. Cloudy skies will rule the day and they will produce showers at times as well.
The frontal system we’ve been tracking for the past few days will finally push east of the WBTV area today, ushering in drier air and a welcome return to sunshine and one last day of mild high temperatures in the middle 60s.