Today: Cloudy, Windy & Colder. Periods of Rain. A Few Wet Snowflakes Possible. High 45. Winds: NW 15-25 Gusts: 35 mph.
Tonight: Gradual Clear. Remaining Breezy. Low 35.
Sunday: Sunny, Breezy and Chilly. High 51.
Monday: Sunny. High 59.
Tuesday: Mostly Sunny. High 66.
Wednesday: Partly Cloudy. High 68.
Thursday: Variable Clouds. High 68.
A strong low pressure system and cold front will move across the area today and off the Carolina Coast tonight. A cold dome of high pressure will build over the U.S. East Coast for Sunday and for the first part of the new week. This cold front will bring gusty winds, rain light, and wet snow today, and much below normal temperatures to the Piedmont through this weekend. Temperatures will begin to warm a bit by Monday afternoon through Thursday.
Today will be a cold, wet and blustery day over the area. We will see periods of rain with a few spots of wet snow possible mixed in especially from the metro Triad and points north and west over the Foothills. The Northern Mountains will see 3" to 6" of wet, slushy snow. The high today will hold in the mid 40's. Winds will increase out of the northwest at 15 mph to 25 mph and may gusts to 35 mph through the day into early evening. Tonight the sky will gradually clear. Winds will remain up a bit at 10 mph to 15 mph. This will greatly help temperatures remain several degrees above freezing overnight.
Sunday will be sunny, breezy and colder with a high of 51. Winds will remain at 10 mph to 15 mph during the day. The winds will finally relax Sunday night. With a clear sky, lighter winds, and a very dry atmosphere, (low dew points) temperatures will fall quickly after sunset. By Monday morning, lows will fall into the upper 20's to near 30.
A moderation of temperatures will begin Monday through Wednesday. Under a mostly sunny sky, the high Monday will be near 60, 66 on Tuesday, and 68 on Wednesday. The Tuesday morning low will be 36, and 44 on Wednesday.
Our normal high is 66, and our normal low is 44.