Most of the Piedmont will see at least an inch of rain Wednesday as a full day of precipitation is ahead.
A flood watch has been issued for Surry and Wilkes counties through late Wednesday night. The chance of rain is 90 percent.
Rainfall amounts will range from 1 to 1.5 inches with locally heavier amounts in the higher elevations, National Weather Service officials said.
The rain should start sometime after 4 a.m. Wednesday and will continue throughout the day with a high of 49.
The heaviest rains may come late Wednesday afternoon into the evening. Partial clearing is expected late Wednesday night with lows in the mid 40s.
Highs will rebound to 60 on Thursday, but a cold front passing through the Piedmont heading toward could bring a few sprinkles and drop highs back to the 40s.