Chilly overnight expected, then a much improved weather pattern for the weekend...



Good Thursday evening to everyone...the second in a pair of very dynamic storm systems this week passed through the Carolinas overnight and Today...it delivered another round of widespread heavy rainfall that elevated local streams in most locations. Also, with temperatures around the freezing mark this storm system delivered a brief round of freezing rain and sleet mixed with the cold rain. The wintry side of the storm did have some impacts mainly in foothill locations...




This was a look at visible satellite imagery from this afternoon showing an expansive upper low centered across the Ohio Valley, a surface low running up the East Coast and a deep plume of moisture that stretches now up into the Northeast...






Clouds will remain stubborn to dissipate through a good part of the evening but clearing should occur late and with increasing northwest winds, a fresh batch of cold air will be advected into the Western Carolinas. This will result in a chilly night overall with temperatures dropping down to about the 30 degree mark. Any surfaces that may still have water coating them runs the risk of potentially freezing overnight leading to some black ice issues first thing in the morning.


Wouldn't be shocked to see a couple school/business related delays pop up for tomorrow...








Friday begins a run of tranquil days weather-wise across the Western Carolinas. Low pressure will be located just off Long Island giving the Northeast a potpourri of weather, meanwhile surface high pressure will be located over the Plains and moving east. The pressure gradient between the two features will help make Friday a blustery day...





With the cold air rushing in temperatures will be hard to rise a great amount. But mostly sunny conditions will allow values to rise up into the low 50's in the afternoon...










Once we get to Friday night high pressure will begin to assert itself more. Winds should begin to subside overall and by first thing Saturday morning the broad high should be nearly overhead the region...that will mean another seasonably chilly night with low to mid 30's expected in the Foothills and Western Piedmont. However this is just the start to what looks to be a great weather weekend...that same surface ridge will slide off the coastline later Saturday bringing a milder weekend with temperatures reaching the lower 60's on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons.



Its hard to believe but our current 7-Day forecast has no rain chances in it at this time...the pattern looks to set in and hopefully give the region a good string of days as the Thanksgiving holiday travel period is not far away...

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