Good Friday to everyone across the Foothills and Western Piedmont…
The Easter weekend is officially getting underway, schools are out and that means a lot of people are hoping for some nice weather. For the most part, mother nature should oblige.
Rain showers from overnight are moving out of the region and cooler air is trying to filter across the Southern Appalachians. Howevr with surface winds blowing in from the northwest expect some downsloping to keep us on the mild side for today. Temperatures will approach the 70 degree mark in a few spots under mostly sunny conditions.
The impact of downsloping to diminish tonight and it will help lead to a colder night than the past couple, temperatures will be crisp in the upper 30’s to lower 40’s depending on exact location. The good news for Saturday is that with plenty of sunshine, temperatures will respond getting back into the 60’s…its going to be a perfect day for outdoor activites.
Changes will begin to occur on Easter Sunday, right now the morning hours should be tranquil, albeit seasonably cool…so Easter Sunrise activities should go without a hitch. It will be later in the day that clouds will increase from the west as the next frontal boundary will sag into the Carolinas. Temperatures will again be well up into the 60’s This front may lead to a few showers by Sunday night and more likely the first half of Monday, with high pressure to the north and some moisture in the vicinity odds are we will begin next week in a murkier and/or wedged in airmass.
Rainfall amounts right now do not look to be very high, on average .20-.30 for the late weekend time-frame. A more significant rain maker may impact the region once we get to the middle part of next week. We’ll have more on that in later updates.
Have a great Friday!
Foothills Weather Network