Blog: Dry & Chilly Today. Very Warm But Wet Weekend Ahead!

Temperature Trend

We are going to briefly get in on some colder air in our region today.  However, it will be very short-lived.  By the weekend it will be downright balmy.  Let’s take a look!

A strong cold front moved into the region last night.  It brought us scattered rain showers.  A couple of these were briefly heavy, but overall we didn’t get too much rain.  We had about 1 – 2 tenths of an inch.

Showers Last Night

The front passed to our south this morning. However, a little bit of moisture lingered behind the boundary.  So we had a few sprinkles/showers over North Carolina until about 7am.  The temperatures yesterday were in the 60s, and that was great!  However, this morning we dropped down to the mid 30s.  Wind chills were in the 20s.  Through the day we’ll dry out.   We’ll have a lot of sunshine.  However, the wind will be out of the north at 5-15mph. Gusts will be up to 20mph.

Regional Weather Map

High temps will only be in the upper 30s to low 40s.  High pressure will build in from the west. By tonight the high will be on top of us.  We’ll have mostly clear skies and light winds.  Temps will drop to the 20s.  After the cold start, tomorrow’s weather looks great!  We’ll have lots of sunshine with highs in the 50s during the afternoon.

Over the weekend, we’ll develop a deep/persistent flow out of the south/southwest.  This will pump up the warmth and the moisture.  So by Saturday we’ll have some scattered showers in the region.  Highs will be in the 60s.  Hopefully, there will be some nice breaks in the rain.  By Sunday the temps will keep rising along with the humidity.  So we will see a lot of rain, but temps will still rise to the low 70s.

Future Trak (Sunday)

Through that time there will be quite a bit of snow up in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions.  We’ll cool down early next week to the 50s, but there will still be a chance for some showers.  30% chance for rain on Monday.  60% chance for Tuesday.  We probably won’t have any flooding, but if we keep up this weather pattern then we might be looking at that possibility over the next couple of weeks.  It’s not the growing season.  So we don’t really need much rain.  Course I think between the warm temps and the rain we’ll start to see some budding from the trees and some plants.  Stay tuned!

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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