What Is A Backdoor Cold Front?

A backdoor cold front will drop across the Carolinas late Thursday

A backdoor cold front will drop across the Carolinas Thursday and Friday allowing for a brief cool down. A “backdoor” cold front is a cold front which approaches from the north or northeast. Most cold fronts approach from the west. While they have different names due to their location, they bring the same thing – a cool down.

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Charlotte could see its first 80 degree day of 2022 on Thursday, but that warmth will not continue into Friday. The backdoor cold front will move through late Thursday which will result in highs Friday to only top out in the low 60s.

This front will not have any rain with and the cool down will be brief. We warm-up through the weekend with highs flirting with 80 degrees to close out the weekend.