Good Wednesday morning to everyone across Western North Carolina,
It's a chilly start to the day with temperatures in the 30's across most parts of the Foothills and Western Piedmont. After a cloudy Tuesday, skies have cleared overnight.
Even with improving sky conditions, Wednesday is going to be another day with below average temperatures. A stout surface high across New England continues to direct northeast surface winds into the Western Carolinas. This is still a chilly flow at any point in the year and that will continue today.
The one good thing is that with late March sunshine, temps should bounce back fairly quick from the morning lows.
High temperatures today should average in the upper 50's in the Foothills with a few low 60's possible in southeast sections of the coverage area.
Starting on Thursday a change in the surface winds will help break us from this cool spell. By Friday morning, southerly winds will set up and help push above normal temperatures into the region for the weekend...
Average high temperatures for late March here in the Foothills and Western Piedmont are in the mid to upper 60's, as you can see on the graphic below, the region may see a return to above normal temperatures by Friday and especially on Saturday as some mid 70's may be found in parts of the coverage area.
The other plus, rain chances look to be slim to none through Saturday...so all in all, we see improving weather coming up in the near term!