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First Warning Forecast: Big temperature drop, more rain

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Posted at 9:33 PM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 23:38:10-05

Temperatures will dip into the 40s overnight. A few lingering showers are possible, especially in North Carolina. Some patchy fog is also possible.

We'll dry out for the most part on Wednesday as high pressure builds in north of us. We will still have a front south of us keeping us a bit unsettled. Temperatures will be much cooler, but near-normal for this time of year. Expect highs in the low 50s. The front will lift as a warm front later in the day. Temperatures will actually warm overnight Wednesday into Thursday. Rain chances will increase late Wednesday though Thursday.

Another cold front will bring even more rain to the area on Thursday. Keep those umbrellas handy! Expect widespread rain throughout the day. It will be milder with highs near 70. It will be breezy with winds out of the southwest at 15-20, with gusts up to 25 mph. Temperatures will plummet overnight into the upper 30s to near 40.

A big cool down to end the work week and for Valentine's Day. Highs will actually be below normal in the low and mid 40s. It will be breezy with winds out of the north. A very cold night and start to your Saturday, with lows plummeting into the 20s, with wind chills in the teens. Brr! It will be a chilly Saturday with highs in the upper 30s to near 40. We'll warm up on Sunday. Expect highs in the mid 50s.

Rain chances along with temperatures will go up a bit for President's Day. Highs will warm to the upper 50s. Better chances for showers on Tuesday, with highs in the low 60s.

Meteorologist April Loveland

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