Showers and cold air return Friday
A strong cold front will trigger a few showers to end the week.
We’ve been able to enjoy some sunny and mild weather these past two days thanks to high pressure. This system is sliding offshore and making way for our next front. Clouds will build in ahead of the cold front that will move through Friday. This will bring our area spotty rain showers tomorrow. Once the front pushes east, much cooler air will build into the region. Highs this weekend will only climb into the 50s and lower 60s. Our overnight lows could drop well into the 30s.
Clouds will increase across our area tonight as moisture continues to usher in ahead of the front. This may even trigger some spotty showers overnight. Rain should be light. As for temperatures, lows will fall into the upper 40s to low 50s.
A strong cold front will move through the region on Friday. This front will trigger more scattered showers as it pushes eastward. Highs on Friday will probably take place early in the day because once the front pushes through temperatures will drop during the afternoon. Temperatures may only top out in the upper 50s for many.
In terms of rain chances, areas along and west of the Blue Ridge will have higher rain chances overnight. Those in the Piedmont are more likely to see rain early in the morning as an area of moderate showers should develop there. Into the afternoon only a few scattered showers look possible area-wide.
Rain totals won’t amount higher than .25″, with the higher totals in the Piedmont. Most should see less than .10″ of rain.
Sunshine returns Saturday and Sunday, but temperatures remain well below the average for this time of year. Our highs will only climb into the 50s with overnight lows in the 30s. Widespread frost is not expected, though patchy frost can not be ruled out in the western valleys. However, there is a Freeze Watch in place into the mountains Friday night.