Weekend Weather: Warm & Windy, Then Wet & Cold

Tim Buckley's Friday Evening Forecast

GREENSBORO, NC -- Beautiful weather won't be lasting all that much longer in the Piedmont. Big changes head our way for the weekend. Saturday will start warm, but end up windy & wet with nighttime rain. This leads toward a big chill on Sunday, which will be our coolest day since April.

High pressure has drifted off the East Coast. We can thank that for our warm-up today, as southerly winds are pumping in some warmth from the southwest. We'll remain warmer than average through Saturday afternoon as these winds remain in place and even strengthen. Plan on highs on Saturday around 70 again.

Saturday has a lot going on weather-wise. In the morning, we'll have some sunshine, mixing with clouds, but those clouds should thicken up throughout the day. Even an isolated daytime shower can't be ruled out here and there with a stiff wind. At the same time, a strong cold front will be marching toward the Carolinas from the west. It will really get close by the evening hours, and that's when we'll look for rain to start to head our way. These evening showers will approach the Triad toward midnight, and could feature some thunderstorms as well. We'll keep an eye on them in case any get strong.


The cold front will move through on Sunday morning, bringing a big chill back to our air. We'll hang in the 40s for much of the day Sunday, with clouds for the morning, and sunshine for the afternoon. It will be windy and cold with highs in the low 50s.

Morning lows on Monday will be right around freezing. Plan on a hard frost or freeze for your area. Afternoon highs Monday in the mid 50s. We'll warm into the low 60s for Halloween.

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