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Tonight: Clouds Build In. Drizzle Toward Daybreak. Patchy Freezing Drizzle Possible North. Little to no Ice Accumulation. Low 32.
Tuesday: Cloudy, Cold and Damp. 50% Chance of Rain & Drizzle. High 38.
Wednesday: Partly Cloudy and Warm. 60% Chance of Rain Late. High 63.
Thursday: Cloudy, Cold and Damp. 40% Chance of Rain, Maybe Mixing with Sleet Late. High 38.
Friday: Mostly Sunny and Chilly. High 41.
Saturday: Partly Sunny. High 50.
Finally a beautiful spring-like day for us to catch our breath here in the Triad. Morning fog gave way to beautiful afternoon sunshine with highs rising toward 60 on the Monday. This is temporary, as cold air will make a fierce comeback tomorrow.
A cold front will cross through the state tonight. Behind it, cold air will quickly rush in. Temperatures will bottom out to right around freezing Tuesday morning. At the same time, some moisture will stream into the Triad from the south. This will increase our clouds, and possibly bring in a little bit of drizzle at times. There is a very low threat for freezing drizzle, but anything that falls shouldn't amount to much.
With thick cloud cover and occasional drizzle, temperatures will be stuck in the 30s all day on Thursday. This is a typical "wedge pattern" that we see often in the spring months that keeps us cloudy, cool and damp. Just like our quick warm-up, this will be a short lived cool down.
High pressure goes off the coast on Wednesday, and a warm front moves through. This will bring back big warmth into the Carolinas. We'll be partly sunny for much of the day with highs soaring well into the mid and upper 60s. Some areas may even touch 70 degrees. Of course, this is ahead of a very strong cold front.
That strong front will push through Wednesday night into Thursday morning. This push of cold air will be fast and furious. We'll see some heavy rain along the front, which could mix with sleet briefly as cold air rushes in during the day Thursday. Little to no impacts are expected from any mixing.
We'll remain cold through the end of the week, but things will dry up. A sunny day on tap for Friday with a gradual warm-up into the 50s for the weekend.
The normal high 56, and the normal low is 35.