Much colder weather is headed our way for the weekend with snow in the mountains.
Late tonight into Saturday morning a strong upper level disturbance will arrive bringing rain showers to the Piedmont and some snow to the mountains. The air associated with this disturbance will be very cold aloft (5000-20,000 feet) and help produce the snow in the mountains. East of the mountains mainly rain is expected with a few flakes possible on Saturday morning. No issues are expected even that happens due to the warm ground. After lows tonight near 40 Piedmont, near 30 in the mountains we expect highs to only reach the mid 40s in the Piedmont on Saturday and the mid 30s in the mountains (colder on the higher mountains). It will also be a very windy day. 50 mph gusts in the mountains and 20-30 mph in the Piedmont.
Skies clear out Saturday night and lows will slip to the mid 30s. Sunday should be sunny and chilly with highs near 50. Lows near 30 on Monday morning with a freeze for most. Temperatures moderate back to the 60s early next week and reach near 70 on Wednesday.