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Wildfires continue as winds bring a major cool down

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Wildfires will continue as dry and breezy conditions last throughout the morning and afternoon on Saturday. Gusty winds across the Upstate and mountain towns will likely further worsen conditions for firefighters as they continue to fight the flames. Look to see wildfires potentially spread even further as the day goes on. 

The winds will calm down this evening as a big chill settles in for overnight. Late Sunday evening will possibly see a chance for rain in the Upstate after a dry stretch of 36 days!

Expect a stout northeast wind to blow through Saturday as cooler, Canadian air pushes across the Carolinas. Saturday will be sunny and breezy with highs only reaching the 50s area-wide. Fire weather conditions will be dangerous, and burn bans remain in place for the upstate and mountains. Luckily the wind should calm down by late Saturday.

Saturday night will be cold! Temps will drop to near freezing in the upstate and below freezing in the mountains. Widespread frost is likely outside the mountains.

A Freeze Watch will be in effect for parts of the Upstate as well as western North Carolina starting late Saturday evening and lasting until early Sunday morning.

The good news is that we might see some rain late Sunday. A low will develop just to our east, but it should throw some light moisture our way by Sunday around 5pm-midnight. It wouldn’t be a drought-buster, but it would be some desperately needed water for our area.

The clouds could block your view of the super moon, but it will still be big and bright Monday night as skies clear up. In fact skies will clear quickly on Monday, so the best shot at rain will be from about 10pm Sunday-4am on Monday morning.

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