GREENSBORO, N.C. --- Warm air is leaving us, and won't be back any time soon. Cooler air settles into the Piedmont this week, and it comes with clouds and occasional rain. Plan on cool dreary weather through Thursday, with chilly sunshine taking over at that point.

A cold front moves in for Tuesday morning from the north. This is delivering some cooler air, which will continue to flow in during the day, actually dropping our temperature further throughout the day. Clouds will be thick, with rounds of rain occasionally throughout the day. A rumble of thunder or two will be possible at times as well.

Even cooler air will arrive on Wednesday, with another wave of low pressure moving across the area. This will continue to allow for some light rain and drizzle at times. Temperatures won't make it out of the 40s on Wednesday, making for our coolest daytime air since mid-March. Lingering clouds and a few showers are possible on Thursday, but drier air will win out eventually, leading to a return of sunshine.

As skies clear on Friday, even colder air will start to move in. Temperatures will top out in the 50s due to the sun, but overnight lows will dip down into the 30s. In fact, for Saturday morning the entire area will likely have morning lows below freezing for the first time this year. Some upper 20s are possible in the rural areas, with near 30 in the cities.

Chilly air will stay locked in for the weekend with highs in the 40s on a sunny Saturday. Sunday will feature more cloudiness and occasional drizzle.

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