This weekend will be warm and stormy as a large storm system strengthens in the Midwest and plains. A warm front will lift north through the state tonight leading to warmer than average temperatures for Saturday and Sunday with rain. Saturday morning will start off mostly cloudy with some peaks of sun, by midday it will become cloudy with showers starting for southern NC and the mountains. The bulk of the rain will move through Saturday late afternoon and overnight hours.
Temperatures will be rather warm for Sunday with highs in the upper 60s and low 70s state-wide enjoy because that will change in a hurry next week!
Above is a look at the rainfall for overnight Saturday into Sunday morning before clearing for Sunday afternoon.
High temperatures on Sunday will be the warmest they have been in awhile highs in the 60s and 70s, it will feel very nice.
NEXT WEEK: After the storm system this weekend and Monday of next week, major changes are going to occur as we transition back to a "winter storm" pattern. he first system will reinforce the cold air on Wednesday and could bring some sprinkles or snow flurries depending on the storm track and timing. After Wednesday's clipper cold weather will move in for Thursday and Friday, the next system is still roughly 10 days out but models are in agreement for a very big storm system developing. Could it bring winter weather to NC next weekend? It is just too soon to speculate, I'll have more updates toward the end of the weekend stay tuned.