Winter Returns to Carolinas

Temperatures will be colder this weekend than they were for Christmas.

We were talking about near-record highs last weekend, but we’ll be pushing towards records in the opposite direction for the weekend ahead. In fact, this morning’s low of 38º was not only a record low for May 7, but also the first time the Charlotte area has seen the 30s since 2011. We’ll have a few more shots at the 30s over the coming nights, as another cold front pushes through our area Friday night. Overnight temperatures should hover around 40º for the next several days ahead, while highs will struggle to get much warmer than 60º.

Tonight: Clear and chilly. Low: 45°. Wind: Light.

Friday: Breezy. PM shower chance. High: 67°. Wind: SW 15-20. Gusts: 25-30.

Friday Night: Some showers, then clearing overnight. Low: 39°. Wind: NW 5-10.

Saturday: Sunny and cool. High: 63°. Wind: NW 5-10.