Chilly Black Friday, Rain Toward Evening
LIGHT RAINFALL POSSIBLE TONIGHT, THEN AGAIN SUNDAY
Clouds were increasing this Black Friday morning as early shoppers were heading out to take advantage of all the deals. If you become part of those crowds today, make sure to take a jacket! A wedge of cooler air will be with us today courtesy of high pressure over the Northeast damming the flow against the Appalachians and sending it southwest into our neck of the woods. The wedge will make for a breezy day too, making highs in the 50s feel more like the 40s over some parts of the area.
An approaching disturbance from the west will enter the picture later this afternoon, bringing a chance for scattered light to moderate rain showers. High school football playoff games in the region tonight may see a few raindrops, but no heavy rainfall is expected. Lows tonight barely move from highs today due to the increase in moisture and cloud cover.
The wedge breaks down tomorrow, sending highs into the upper 60s to near 70 for the weekend. Another impulse comes through the area Sunday, bringing the last chance of rainfall for a while.
A cold front will finally end the rain chances early Monday morning, clearing our skies and sending our temperatures cooler. Highs should be in the 50s to around 60 each day next week, with lows mainly in the 30s. Some colder rural locations may see lows dip into the upper 20s a couple of nights, especially Wednesday morning when the coldest night of the week is expected with a widespread freeze possible.
-Meteorologist Dana Barker