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Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Low 27.

Saturday: Mostly Sunny. High 52.

Sunday: Mostly Sunny. High 62.

Monday: Sun Early, Clouds Late. 20% Chance of Evening Rain. High 66.

Tuesday: Mostly Cloudy. 40% Chance of a Cold Rain. High 40.

Wednesday: Mostly Cloudy. High 49.

Thursday: Mostly Sunny. High 55.

Weather Summary:

A warmer weekend lies ahead, but not before another chilly night across the Triad.

High pressure is shifting offshore. As it does, it will cut off the flow of cold air into the Piedmont. That means we'll see slightly warmer air for Saturday as our winds begin to shift around to a more southerly direction.

We'll start with baby steps. Just low 50's for highs on Saturday. By the end of the weekend though, more warmth will be able to work in. Highs will climb to near 60 on Sunday, and well into the mid 60's by Monday.

Here's where things start to get messy. Another Arctic high pressure area will be moving toward the Triad late Monday. This will miss us to the north, bringing cold air into the Northeast. As it sits there though, it will be able to pump cold air down the spine of the Appalachians Tuesday morning.

With a healthy flow of cold air at the surface, and moisture moving in from the south above the surface, we'll have a classic "Appalachian Wedge" setup for Tuesday. This means clouds, rain at times, and cold weather. Overall, a dreary day is on tap.

If temperatures are able to cool to near freezing (and that is a big IF at this point) we'll need to evaluate precipitation type. At this point, expect a cold rain for Tuesday, but keep checking back.

Slightly warmer air moves back in afterward that.

The normal high is 56, and the normal low is 36.

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