Clouds for Friday, Rain for Weekend
WINTER STORM THREAT NORTHEAST OF COLUMBUS; COLD RAIN HERE
Clouds will be increasing today as we see one last rain-free day before a wet weekend sets in.
Highs will be in the 50s over the viewing area, with perhaps a sprinkle possible in the afternoon hours. Any amount of rainfall, however, will be very light.
The brunt of the moisture holds off until Saturday, with rainfall increasing in both coverage and intensity by Saturday afternoon. The heaviest rainfall will come overnight Saturday into Sunday morning, with amounts over 2 inches possible areawide before all is said and done.
The “s” word has been thrown around for the weekend as in snowfall, but any wintry precipitation will stay well to our north and east. Check ahead if your travels are taking you to northeast Georgia (north of the northern Atlanta suburbs), upstate South Carolina, or northern and western North Carolina and points north this weekend as a winter storm is possible there with travel becoming extremely hazardous.
Temperatures locally will stay in the lower to mid 40s all weekend, with clearing conditions in store for Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.
-Meteorologist Dana Barker