Happy Monday everyone!
Well we knew the warm, sunny weather couldn't last forever. A cloudy damp Sunday, as continued into Monday.
For a good portion of the daylight hours we should remain fairly cloudy throughout the foothills and Western Piedmont of North Carolina. The one exception could be the mountainous locations of Northwest Burke, Caldwell and McDowell, where we could see a few breaks in the clouds. Temperatures will be in the upper 40's to low 50's. Tonight we should see another batch of rain moves into the area, but the temperatures will remain fairly steady, if not rise overnight.
Tuesday, will almost be a carbon copy of Monday. Showers possible throughout the day, with temperatures in the low to mid 50's. We will also see the potential for some heavier rain. The Weather Prediction Center has issued a Marginal Risk of Flash Flooding for much of the forecast area.
The heaviest rain should occur in the afternoon and early evening hours, as the cold front passage gets close to the area. This could bring anywhere between 0.50" -1.50" of rain. Some short range models are showing we could receive upwards of 2" of rain.
After the cold front passage Tuesday night, we will see the winds shift out of the Northwest. That will lead to mostly sunny skies on Wednesday. Highs will be fairly comfortable as we reach the mid to upper 50's.. Wednesday night will be fairly chilly as lows fall into the mid to upper 20's.
Thursday we start to cloud up, as the next weather system approaches the area. Rain is expected to move into the area by Thursday evening. Friday morning will be fairly rainy, so it may be a slow commute. Once the rain clears the area Friday, it should lead to a nice sunny weekend with highs in the low 50's.
Have a great day!