Good Wednesday morning to everyone, a lot is going on in the weather world and we'll take this moment to go over it.
A low pressure and cold front will move along and north of the region today. Light moisture and upglide out ahead of the front has moved into the region. The only caveat is that leftover cold, arctic air was not able to scour out before the precip moved in. So far this morning we have received multiple reports of freezing rain and drizzle, mostly along and north of Interstate 40. Winter Weather Advisories remain in effect until Noon for the coverage area.
Expect light freezing precip to continue through the morning hours leading to a few slick roadways...bridges and overpasses especially. Temperatures should bottom out around the 30 degree mark or so just after daybreak...
The threat of frozen precipitation should end by mid to late morning across the Foothills as temps rise to just above the freezing mark. As we get to the afternoon precip will be at a lull, most likely some mist and drizzle will occur in upslope areas. Temperatures even though they get above freezing will be very hard to move a whole lot through early afternoon...chilly 30's and 40's will remain.
By this evening, the threat of heavier rainfall will begin to materialize as a stout cold front will make its march through the Carolinas. The heaviest of the rain may occur overnight as 1-2 inches of rainfall is possible region-wide. A rumble of thunder cannot be ruled out as well.
With strong winds coming out of the south, temperatures will continue to slowly rise even as the sun sets. Infact today's high may be reached late this evening.
Once this front passes, colder air will rush into the region, just in time for Thursday...