Chilly air moves out ahead of weekend warming trend

by: Keith Monday Updated:


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The cold air will continue to filter out Thursday, with a nice warming trend ahead for the weekend.

The next weather-maker will arrive Thursday night and will bring rain back to the Carolinas. It won’t rain all day Friday but scattered showers will pop up throughout the day. This may impact Channel 9’s Panthers Special, but no heavy rain is expected.

That will change on Saturday with heavier downpours likely. Around 1-2 inches of rain is likely with some strong wind gusts and some thunder may even be heard. The rain will all clear out by Sunday for the Panthers game.

Clouds will thicken Thursday but temperatures will still warm to the mid-to-upper 40s -- the rain will hold off until Thursday night.

A damp Friday is on tap with scattered showers off and on all day.

The best shot at rain continues to be Saturday afternoon with some heavy downpours likely with gusty winds. Drier weather will return quickly for Sunday.