Frost Fri Morning; Light Rain Saturday
Good afternoon folks! It's a blustery day across the region and a touch cooler as well with highs in the low - mid 60's across SW NC. High pressure will nose into the area overnight and allow temps to drop into the low - upper 30's across the region, setting the table for frost to form by sunrise on Friday. We'll enjoy a dry day on Friday but temps remain a touch below normal as they nudge into the upper 60's. The higher elevations above 3500' will experience patchy frost Friday night but the lower elevations should be spared with temps in the low 40's. The bulk of the rain this weekend will be to our south but an upper level disturbance traverses the region on Saturday, allowing light showers to pepper the region from the morning - evening hours. This unfortunately will make for a gray, cooler setup but don't cancel your outdoor plans as rainfall totals will be under a quarter inch regionwide. Sunshine returns Sunday but high clouds are likely to linger for most of the day, with full sunshine taking hold of the forecast on Monday, lasting through Wednesday. The potential for frost returns Sunday night and each night through Wednesday morning, as temps dip into mid 30's - low 40's each night, so something to watch and circle back to with our next discussion on Saturday.
Temps start out the day in the low - upper 30's Friday morning but will warm to the upper 60's across the lower elevations by the mid afternoon hours. Mostly sunny skies dominate the day and clouds begin to fill in during the evening, capping overnight lows to the mid 30's - low 40's depending upon elevation. Frost is possible above 3500' and a light shower or two is also possible before sunrise.
Saturday will not be the most inspiring day as temps hold to the mid 40's - low 60's across the region, under cloudy skies, with scattered light showers peppering the region most of the day. It seems peak window for rain will be during the early - late afternoon hours but totals should remain below a quarter inch regionwide. Clouds clear the area overnight into Sunday and temps will settle into the upper 30's - mid 40's depending upon elevation.
Sunday through Wednesday looks dry, although passing high clouds are likely on Sunday, while mostly sunny skies sit overhead Monday through Wednesday. Temps each afternoon warm from the mid 60's on Sunday to the upper 60's - low 70's by Tuesday and Wednesday. Unfortunately, overnight lows will dip back into the 30's Sunday night and these freezing to near freezing temps will stick around Monday and Tuesday nights. We'll make sure to watch this and provide more specifics in our next discussion on Saturday.