NORTH CAROLINA -- Things are finally beginning to look like fall across the Piedmont with foliage heading toward peak color. However, things are going to begin to feel a whole lot more like winter as we head into late this upcoming weekend and especially into next week.
- We’re going to be tracking not one but two shots of arctic air moving into the region for the middle of November
- On Saturday and Sunday, highs will only manage to reach into the 50s for areas across the Piedmont with 40s in the mountains
- Our second shot of very cold air will arrive Tuesday of next week
We’re going to be tracking not one but two shots of arctic air moving into the region for the middle of November. The first one is set to arrive Veteran’s Day weekend. This will be on the backside of a cold front set to move through Friday that will produce rain for areas east of the mountains, with a dusting of snow possible for the mountains closest to the Tennessee border late Friday night.
On Saturday and Sunday, highs will only manage to reach into the 50s for areas across the Piedmont with 40s in the mountains. Saturday night will likely feature sub-freezing lows for most of the Piedmont (and of course for all in the High Country) where our first freeze of the season continues to become more likely for Sunday morning. As cold air continues to settle in Sunday, temperatures will feel more like mid-January than November, with a high near about 52 in Charlotte.
Our second shot of very cold air will arrive Tuesday of next week. This will keep our temperatures below average well into next work week. This secondary burst of cold air will also be following a cold front that will bring us more rain across the Piedmont, with a better opportunity for snow in the mountains late Tuesday into early Wednesday morning.
In fact, forecast models have been showcasing the potential to receive up to an inch of snow in the mountains, making for the first potential accumulating snow of the season.
Not a fan of the cold? It’s time to bundle up! It appears conditions will remain unseasonably chilly through at least the third weekend of November.