First off, great news for folks in Western North Carolina as the bad freeze was avoided in many towns with a few places dropping to below 32°. It took a little bit of luck to keep temperatures above freezing this morning. That luck came in the form of lingering cloud-cover which was hesitant to leave late last night into this morning in those mountain areas where a freeze warning had been posted. The cloud-cover was needed to keep temperatures from dropping rapidly after midnight.
On the flip side though, some NC areas south of Asheville along with all Upstate and NE Georgia communities stayed mostly clear overnight and this allowed for colder conditions to develop as many Upstate locations ranged from 30°-40° to start the day depending on your location. Reports of frost came in from a some places and temperature observations were as follows: David told us his gauge recorded a low of 32° in Marietta with frost coating the grass, we received a morning low report of 30° with frost from Randy in Gaffney (which probably wasn't good for the peach crop in some areas), Jim in Union checked in with a morning low of 34° at his house... and finally Jack in Lyman recorded 36° with frost.
Now, we have warming temperatures to look forward to as Upstate & NE Georgia highs make it into the upper 60s today under a partly cloudy sky. Some Upstate and Western NC towns will noticed a mostly cloudy sky by late today and into the evening. We'll be even warmer headed toward the weekend!
Make sure you tune in tonight to The 10:00 News and Fox Carolina News at 11:00 as Kendra will let you know how warm you can expect it to be this weekend. She'll also fill you in on any rain chances we may have coming our way.