First Alert: Sunny skies, highs in 70s proceed damp start to Thanksgiving Day

After a rather warm start in the 50s and 60s this morning, highs will soar will above-average into the lower 70s this afternoon.

  Big holiday warm-up in the forecast

  Here’s your Thanksgiving forecast

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  A little rain before a warm Thanksgiving

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  Dry and cool for travel, little bit of rain early on Thanksgiving

  Patchy drizzle overnight, with midweek rain chances

  Mild Sunday, but shower chances by Thanksgiving

  Spotty rain late Sunday into early Monday, with midweek rain chances

  Beautiful Saturday but shower chances by midweek

  Pleasant weather for the weekend, yet a First Alert for next week

  Warmer, quiet weekend precedes unsettled Thanksgiving week

Sunny skies and warmer temperatures will define Friday afternoon’s forecast. Highs above average in the upper 60s before dipping into the upper 30s and lower 40s overnight.

  Big weekend warm-up in the forecast

With a sprawling high-pressure system parked right over the WBTV viewing area, we’re starting off with chilly readings in the 30s, more sunshine today will boost afternoon readings into the mid to upper 60s, above average for late November.

  Pleasant weather heading into the weekend, yet a First Alert for next week

Clear skies will continue for the end of the work week and as we head into the weekend, with milder temperatures.

  Weekend brings warmer temperatures back to the Carolinas

Warmer air will slowly creep in over the next three days.

  Cold start, better finish today

  Chilly night - ahead of the next warm up

  Coldest air of the season-to-date sends temperatures into 20s tonight

  Coldest air of the season!

  Chilly tonight! Below average highs tomorrow

  Second surge of cold air moves in Tuesday night

  Gusty breezes usher in coldest air of the season

There’ll be plenty of sunshine to go around today, but as a dry, reinforcing cold front crossed the area, gusty winds will kick up and hold our temps back to the seasonal low 60s this afternoon – even cooler 40s and 50s in the mountains and foothills.

  Finally, a whole week to dry out!

Tonight, we will fall to the mid-30s.

  Monday kicks off cool, quiet week in weather

High temperatures will be near average in the low to mid-60s under sunny skies this afternoon.

  Very quiet weather this week, except the tropics

A series of high-pressure systems are forecast to dominate our weather pattern all week long, leading to lots of sunshine and rain-free weather right through Friday, if not into the weekend.

  Gusty winds continue overnight with much cooler temperatures ahead

A cold front will continue to move across the Carolinas tonight with gusty winds and cooler air continuing to move in.

Hurricane Iota is on the way to category 4 status

Very rapid strengthening is expected today and tomorrow.

  Today’s showers lead to a cooler week ahead

A cold front is in the process of moving across the eastern U.S.

  Scattered rain showers for Sunday with cooler temperatures ahead

A cold front will approach and move across the Carolinas on Sunday bringing scattered rain showers during the day Sunday.

Iota on the way to becoming another major hurricane

Iota is expected to strengthen over the weekend before making landfall on Monday night.

  Sunny today - showers tomorrow

Today will be sunny to start, but a few more clouds will move in through the day.

  A sunny start to the weekend, yet a few showers to end the weekend

Saturday will be mostly sunny and cool, with afternoon high temperatures ranging from the upper 50s in the mountains, to mid-60s in the piedmont.

  A quiet pattern setting up

High pressure is building in behind the storm that brought record rain and flooding to the WBTV area Thursday.

  Flooding issues linger Thursday night, yet pleasant weather is ahead

After patchy dense fog for the Friday morning commute, mostly sunny skies are expected to develop through the day, with afternoon high temperatures in the lower 70s for the piedmont, and lower 60s for the mountains.

  Cooler, drier air displaces disruptive downpours Thursday evening

While flood watches and warnings may continue through Thursday evening, a cold front has pushed the heaviest downpours to the east of the WBTV viewing area.

  FIRST ALERT: Flash Flood Warnings issued as early round of heavy rainfall moves through area

Heavy rainfall and the potential flooding will disrupt commutes and early-day outdoor plans Thursday morning as a cold front slowing moves across the Carolinas.

  Heavy rain in store for tonight and Thursday

Heavier rain will move in overnight as a cold front moves in from the west. It will reach the mountains first and then push east.

  The rain isn’t done yet!

We also have a cold front headed this way. Heavy rain will move into the mountains tonight and it will move east from there.

  First Alert: Flash Flood Watch in effect as heavy rain drenches WBTV viewing area

With the potential for rainfall amounts between 2 to 4 inches over the next 48 hours, there’s an increased risk for flooding.

  Get ready for plenty of rain!

The rain will pick up tonight and we could be looking at steady rain as early as Wednesday morning.

  First Alert: Heavy rain, storms drench Carolinas Wednesday, Thursday

A First Alert is in effect for both Wednesday and Thursday.

  Rain risk ramps up midweek

With high pressure stationed off the mid-Atlantic coast, a steady stream of moisture will continue to flow into the Carolinas through the midweek period.

  First Alert for Wednesday and Thursday as widespread rain develops

A First Alert has been issued for midweek, as widespread rain is expected to develop overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, with widely scattered rain showers lingering into Thursday.

  Dry, sunny streak coming to an end with midweek spike in rain chances

Savor the sunshine while it lasts, because it won't stick around much longer as wet weather will dominant the forecast in the days to come.

  One more nice day before rain returns

Under partly cloudy skies, we’ll run back up into the unseasonal 70s again this afternoon. The humidity level will be quite noticeable given the time of year; however, rain chances will remain low.

  First Alert for Wednesday and Thursday as widespread rain develops

Patchy fog and cool temperatures develop overnight with Monday morning temperatures starting off in the 50s.

  Nice end to the weekend, but more rain next week

If you liked yesterday, you will like today just as much.

  Comfortable end to the weekend, a First Alert for next week

Pleasant weather continues through Sunday with morning low temperatures starting off in the low to mid-50s for the morning.

Mild weekend before rain arrives next week

We just can’t seem to shake the warm weather – so we may as well enjoy it!

  Pleasant weekend ahead with a First Alert for late next week

Cool mornings and mild afternoons will continue for the weekend with partly cloudy skies.

  Mostly dry weekend expected before rainy workweek

Today’s afternoon highs will attempt to close in on the mid-70s under partly cloudy skies.

  No cold air in sight for some time to come

With a ridge of high pressure centered along the mid-Atlantic coast, just to the east of the WBTV area, we’ll enjoy more sunshine today with unseasonably warm afternoon readings topping out in the low to middle 70s.

  Pleasant for Friday and the weekend, with a First Alert for Wednesday

Friday will feature partly cloudy skies, with high temperatures ranging from the lower 70s in the piedmont, and lower 60s for the mountains.

  Early November dry streak comes to an end next week

Rain chances will make modest gains in the forecast by Sunday when there’s the potential of a few light showers during the latter part of the day.

  Pleasant weather patterns to hold, for now

With high pressure drifting right over the WBTV area we’ll enjoy more sunshine today, and after our fourth straight start in the chilly 30s in Charlotte, afternoon readings will rebound to near 70° again.

  Late season warm-up! Then rain next week.

Tonight will be clear and cool - but not cold.

  Wednesday’s highs set to climb above-average after early week cold snap

While most of the afternoon will be spent in the 60s under mostly sunny skies, highs will attempt to make a run for the low 70s in and around the Charlotte Metro area before sunset.

  Winning weather forecast

With high pressure drifting right over the WBTV area we’ll enjoy more sunshine today, and after a chilly start, afternoon readings will rebound to near 70°.

  Dry this week - could be very wet next week, thanks to Eta

Next week, things could get interesting.

  Mild temperatures, bright skies in store for Tuesday afternoon

Overnight temperatures will take another noise-dive tonight, but it won’t be also cold as last night.

  Cold start, milder finish to Election Day

With high pressure drifting right over the WBTV area we’ll enjoy plenty of sunshine again today, and after a frosty cold start, afternoon readings will rebound nicely into the middle 60s, close to normal for Election Day.

  COLD tonight! Bring in the plants you want to save!

The rest of the day on Election Day will be quite nice. Highs will be in the mid 60s and skies will be mostly sunny.

  Frigid, below-average temperatures jump start calm, rain-free workweek

Frost Advisories and Freeze Warnings have been issued for at WBTV counties in the Foothills and Piedmont of both NC and SC through Tuesday mid-morning.

  Coldest air of the season has arrived

Afternoon readings in the middle 50s are about a dozen degrees below average for early November.

  First Alert tonight: Coldest air of the season with frost and freeze issues

A Freeze Warning is in effect for counties north and west of Charlotte with Monday morning low temperatures ranging from the lower 20s in the NC mountains to mid-30s for the Piedmont.

  Showers today - chilly temps Monday

Showers are working through the area today. They will move east and we will try to dry out for the second half of the day. Highs will reach the mid 60s.

  Turn BACK your clocks tonight, and have a rain jacket for Sunday

Tonight we turn BACK our clocks one hour as daylight saving time comes to an end

  Cool for Halloween - Sunday showers

t will look and feel like fall. Plus, we will remain dry all day – and through the evening, if you’re heading out tonight.

  Cool and sunny Halloween with rain chances for Sunday

Saturday afternoon high temperatures will range from the lower 60s in the Piedmont to upper 40s for the mountains.

  Cool, sunshine dominants first part of the weekend before another surge cold

After a breezy start, winds continue to back off through the afternoon and early evening hours.

  Cooler air blows in for Halloween weekend

Following Zeta’s brush-by of the Carolinas, we’ll enjoy wall to wall sunshine today, but it will be much cooler with highs only getting back to the mid to upper 60s.

  Storm chances continue for early tonight with gusty winds into Friday

Any storms that develop could have damaging winds and heavy rainfall.

  Zeta’s strong winds slowly diminish; isolated storms may continue through Thursday evening

High wind and showers will gradually diminish through the afternoon as Zeta’s remnants race north into the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic.

  Zeta’s remnants roaring through Carolinas, bringing intense wind and heavy rain

The biggest concern will be very strong winds that will likely topple trees and bring down power lines as we go through the day.

  A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Thursday

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for much of the WBTV viewing area.

  First Alert in effect for the remnants of Zeta

The first half of Wednesday will be mainly dry before showers start to move in well ahead of the remnants of Zeta.

  Last dry day before Zeta’s remnants blaze through the Carolinas

After a cloudy and foggy start to this Tuesday, sunshine will gradually break through the overcast paving the way for a partly cloudy afternoon with highs reaching the mid to upper 70s.

  Nice fall day after the fog burns off

Patchy dense fog will be an issue for many morning commuters, so please use caution until it burns off by mid-morning. As for the rest of the day, we’ll enjoy partly sunny skies and warm afternoon readings that will rise into the mid to upper 70s.

  Foggy Tuesday morning commute, and a First Alert for Thursday

Patchy dense fog will develop overnight into Tuesday morning as overnight low temperatures cool into the lower 50s.