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COLD Weekend Ahead

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TGIF!  Although it's a cold, frosty start to the day, our afternoon temperatures will actually be a bit above normal.  Upstate towns will top out in the low 60s this afternoon, while WNC highs will reach the mid/upper 50s. 

We begin with more sunshine as mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies will dominate early in the day.  However, clouds will increase during the afternoon - especially in the Mountains.  A cold front will approach and move through, bringing light rain to the TN border areas of WNC as early as 1 or 2 PM.  By late afternoon and evening, these areas will see a rain/snow mix set in - with an eventual transition to all-snow overnight.

Across the rest of the Mountains, NE GA and Upstate spots, we'll stay mainly dry through the day.  By the evening, a spotty rain shower or flurry is possible - but we won't see much of anything.

Another system moves through on Saturday, and this has a better chance of bringing area-wide precip - although it looks like the best chances will come in eastern spots (Spartanburg, Cherokee, Union, Polk, Rutherford and McDowell Counties).  We'll likely see the precip start as a rain/snow mix... but snow looks to be the most likely precip-type.  It won't last long or be too heavy, so accumulations will be minimal at best.  In those eastern counties, a dusting to a half inch will be possible.  This won't be a snow storm that causes significant road problems, but you could pick up a coating of white on your yard!

The BIG story this weekend will be the cold temperatures.  Saturday highs will only reach the mid 40s in the Upstate and the mid 30s in WNC - and gusty winds will make it feel even colder!  Saturday night temperatures will plummet into the upper teens and low/mid 20s... with Sunday highs very close to the Saturday numbers despite lots of sunshine.

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