Highs are expected to reach 40 degrees before second cold front building up to the south pushes through the Carolinas and into the area Saturday evening and brings a chance of a half-inch of accumulating snow overall. Highs will only be in the 50s once again.
The day started out pretty well, but increasing clouds and a few showers indicate a change. This morning we have a chance of rain showers.
Temperatures ahead of the front stays warm in the mid 70s with cooler conditions by Saturday afternoon and into Sunday. The cold air pulled into the area by this storm will persist through the weekend with highs in the 30s and lows in the 20s. Wind gusts up to 40-50 miles per hour possible in the Outer Banks.
Beautiful Friday gives way to chance for snow late Saturday
Any leftover snow by early Monday morning will transition to a light rain and snow mix.
This weekend's rain and wind is part of a warm, wet storm that's focused on northern California and southern OR, the weather service said. The chance of rain showers lessens Sunday, but our skies will remain cloudy. This front is sitting over parts of Kansas and Missouri, but is forecast to bring us rain and thunderstorms by Saturday. With clear skies, calm winds, and several inches of fresh snow on the ground, temperatures will drop into the low teens or upper single digits.
In the Weather Center at NewsChannel 21, I'm Michaela Beechem.