Good Saturday to everyone…
A cold front is going to cross the Western Carolinas over the next 24 hours bringing huge changes to the weather. Today we are ahead of the front, clouds will be on the increase and by late in the day a line of showers and even a couple thunderstorms will slide through both the Foothills and Western Piedmont. Temperatures this afternoon will top out well into the 60’s…the increase in clouds will prevent widespread 70’s
The one good part in all of this is that most of the precipitation will occur in the night time hours of Saturday night/early Sunday morning so the impact on outdoor activities will be minimal. Showers will last through a good part of he night with rainfall totals that will average ½ inch to 1 inch.
The front will pass through early Sunday morning and once everything clears, northwest winds will begin to howl. Sunday at this point is looking to be a very chilly day. Do not be surprised if Sunday’s recorded high’s (Upper 40’s to lower 50’s) may occur around 12:01 am. The daylight hours of Sunday will be dominated by cold air be advected in with partly sunny conditions.
This new surge of cold will lead to the potential of a widespread heavy front Monday morning and possibly a light freeze in some of those usual sheltered valleys. Temperatures will be in the low 30’s when you head to work or school Monday morning.
The early part of next week should feature late October/early November type weather. Chilly mornings with frost possible then seasonably cool afternoons under mostly sunny conditions.
By the middle part of next week the next front will approach the Eastern US giving the opportunity for showers once again…