Cold weather continues and will get even colder this weekend.
For today, a weak area of low pressure will develop along the coast and bring a chance of light snow and rain to eastern North Carolina. In the late morning, a few flurries may fly through Piedmont skies, but no accumulation is in the forecast. Highs will be near 40 degrees this afternoon and skies will begin to clear out before sunset. With starry skies overnight, lows are going to settle to near 20 degrees by Saturday morning with wind chills between 12 and 15 degrees.
Saturday will be very cold despite sunny skies. Highs will be near freezing in the afternoon, but temperatures are expected to plummet Saturday night. By 9 p.m., it will be near 20 degrees, and the low Sunday morning will likely be close to 12 degrees in the cities, 8 to 10 degrees in the countryside.
Another storm will develop Monday to our west, and it is going to bring a mix of precipitation to the Carolinas. It is still too far out to reliably guess snow/ice/rain amounts as the track of the storm is not certain.
Here is how it looks for now (Friday morning): Monday morning, precipitation is mainly snow before changing to freezing rain late afternoon, then rain Monday overnight. Temperatures may stay at or slightly below freezing most of the day before warming to the mid-30s overnight. North and west of the Triad, precipitation would stay mostly snow.
On Tuesday, most of what falls from the sky will be a cold rain in the Piedmont. Temperatures will stay above freezing — and actually rise to the mid-40s.
Milder weather returns mid-week. Highs will be in the upper-40s to near 50 degrees Wednesday and Thursday with increasing sunshine.