Storms clear out Tuesday, then the big chill - FOX Carolina 21

Storms clear out Tuesday, then the big chill

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Scattered showers will move through northeast Georgia and the western Carolinas Tuesday morning, all as a cold front moves in.

Temperatures will start off mild in the 50s to low 60s, with scattered light rain, but a cold front is pushing toward the area and should arrive around lunchtime.

Temperatures in the Upstate and northeast Georgia should stick in the low 60s, but the front will cause very cold air to push over the Tennessee-North Carolina border, and a few rain-snow showers are expected to develop in that area of western North Carolina.

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Tuesday afternoon, a few lingering showers will be possible across the Upstate and the rest of western North Carolina, but it will overall be much drier than the morning hours.

As the front passes, winds will pick up out of the north and northwest. Some could see wind gusts up to 30 mph in the Upstate and 50 mph in the mountains Tuesday later in the day.

Winds should calm down Tuesday night, and temperatures will plummet. Overnight lows will drop into the low 30s for the Upstate and mid 20s in the mountains.

Because of the cold, dry air pushing in, there is a freeze warning in effect from 11 p.m. until 10 a.m. Wednesday. Temperatures across the mountains could fall into the upper 20s tonight, with mid-30s in the Upstate. Take care to cover any outdoor spring plants that have begun to grow. An old blanket or a tarp over the plants can help to keep them from being killed off in the overnight freeze.

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