Big Cooldown Ahead: Winter Wafts into Weekend

The beautiful warm weather we’ve been seeing since the start of the workweek continues into Thursday afternoon, with temperatures once again flirting with the 70s to complement abundant sunshine. Enjoy the next 24 hours while they last, because we get a thick dose of reality overnight Thursday into Friday. An impressive cold front builds in from the west, reaching the Carolinas later on Thursday. The system should pick up some moisture from the Gulf as it approaches the WCCB Charlotte viewing area, which will bump up rain chances overnight into early Friday morning. That being said, any showers we do see will produce moderate rain at best and should not be a severe threat. Much like the system we saw last Thursday, however, temperatures end up in a freefall, which could lead us waking up on Saturday morning to the coldest temperatures we’ve seen since March 28, 223 days ago.

 

Thursday: Nice. Clouds roll in later. High: 69°. Wind: SW 5-10.

Thursday Night: Rain. Gusty at times later on. Low: 38°. Wind: W 5-15. Gusts: 20-30.

Friday: Clear. Blustery. High: 49°. Wind: N 10-20. Gust: 20-30