Another Sunny Day Ahead Of Midweek Storm System

Midweek front brings widespread rain to the region

Discussion:
An area of high pressure will move off the East Coast late Tuesday as a strong cold front approaches from the west. Rain increases midweek with around 1-3 inches of rain expected. Rain totals look to be highest north of I-85. For now, the severe weather risk is very low, but localized flooding is a possibility. The mountains could see a brief mix of freezing rain, but a mixed precipitation is not expected across the Piedmont. Below average temperatures build in this weekend and look to stick around through at least Christmas.
Forecast:
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low: Hovering near freezing. Around 33.
Tuesday: Another day of sunshine, but cool. Highs in the upper 40s to around 50.
Wednesday: Increasing PM rain. Highs in the upper 40s.
Thursday: AM widespread rain. Highs in the low to mid 50s.
Friday: Mostly sunny. Low 50s.
Notes:
– An Enhanced Risk (level 3 of 5) for severe weather is in place across northern Louisiana and far western Texas on Tuesday. Damaging wind, large hail and tornadoes are all possible in this area.
– Cold air will likely dominate the second half of the month. A major pattern change will bring colder air to the Carolinas beginning this weekend. This cold pattern will likely stick around through Christmas.

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Have a wonderful week!
Kaitlin