Tonight: Cloudy and Chilly with Scattered Showers. Low 39.
Saturday: Mostly Cloudy, Windy, Much Colder. 90% Chance of Rain. Some Wet Snowflakes Possible. No accumulation. High 45.
Sunday: Mostly Sunny and Chilly. High 51.
Monday: Mostly Sunny. High 59.
Tuesday: Mostly Sunny. High 65.
Wednesday: Partly Cloudy. High 68.
Thursday: Partly Cloudy. Isolated Shower Possible. High 68.
Friday: Scattered Clouds. Isolated Shower Possible. Cooler. High 61.
Get ready for a wild ride of weather this weekend. A strong storm system is moving southward toward the Carolinas and will drop our temperatures, increase our winds, and bring a cold chilly rain that may even feature a snowflake or two.
For Halloween night, clouds will continue to thicken up, with scattered rain showers likely by the end of the evening. This is when our temperature will begin to drop quickly as well. Overnight lows will eventually fall into the upper 30's by morning. This is when the rain will start to pick up intermittently.
The storm system will move overhead and strengthen Saturday morning. Expect occasional rain, which at times could feature a snowflake or two. This will be most likely north and west of the Triad in the heaviest of precipitation. Don't expect any accumulation of snow in the Piedmont, but the higher elevations of the mountains (mainly 3,000ft +) will see anywhere from a coating of snow to a few inches of snow in the highest peak.
Temperatures throughout the day Saturday will be stuck in the mid 40's, with a driving wind throughout the day. Winds could gust as high as 30-35 mph through the afternoon, creating wind chills in the 30's all day long. Overall, it will be a cold, wet, and windy day. Lots of leaves will fall from the trees and could create slick spots on the roadways at times for the first half of the weekend.
Saturday night the sky will gradually clear but the winds will remain northwesterly at 10 mph to 15 mph. Even through lows will fall into the low and mid 30's, the wind may help to minimize the impact of a freeze. Nevertheless, residents should be prepared of temperatures to fall to near freezing by Sunday morning. Sunday and Monday will be mostly sunny. The high Sunday will be 51, and 59 on Monday. The coldest morning will likely be Monday morning. A clear sky, and light winds will allow for maximum cooling as morning lows drop to near 30 with some upper 20's possible in our-lying areas.
The normal high is 66, and the normal low is 44.