Good morning - our Tuesday is off to a gloomier start, with a few spotty raindrops and patches of drizzle in our eastern section. While western spots have already dried out, the cloud cover is holding tough across the area, and will stick with most of our spots until mid and late-morning.
By the afternoon, it will be all about the sunshine - however, temperatures will be MUCH cooler behind the departing cold front. Yesterday's highs made it to 70° at GSP and 63° at AVL, but today, we'll all be stuck in the 50s. I'm expecting our highs to come during the early afternoon - at that point, we'll top out in the upper 50s around Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, while Asheville will reach 50 degrees AT BEST. Most of the day will be spent in the 40s in the Mountains.
In addition to the cooler temps, we'll keep breezy winds in the forecast for much of the day. Winds will be out of the north at 8-15 mph throughout most of the area - so despite lots of sunshine, you'll want a sweatshirt because the cool air and breeze will keep it feeling 'crisp' outside.
Tonight's lows will be COLD - so get those heavy comforters back on the bed! Lows will drop into the upper 20s in Western North Carolina, while Upstate lows will range from the low to mid 30s.
We'll start our Wednesday dry, but an area of low pressure will bring light rain/drizzle back into our area late-day. Showers will continue Wednesday night and into Thursday. Temperatures will stay chilly through mid-week, with highs ranging from the low to mid 50s in all spots.
Friday will be dry, then small rain chances will return for the weekend. The models still show an area of low pressure developing off the Carolina coast this weekend, then moving into the Northeast by late weekend/early next week. This setup would keep the heaviest rain along the coast, and only a few showers in our region - primarily in our eastern counties.