Greensboro, NC -- An strong area of low pressure will pull out of the Central Plains Friday night and bring a good dose of rain to the Triad on Saturday.
Isolated sprinkles will be possible early Saturday morning as the leading edge of the precipitation begins to eat away at the dry air that was in place over the Triad on Friday. As the atmosphere moistens and the storms system gets closer more widespread showers will move in.
Moderate to heave showers will move into the Triad through mid-morning and continue through the afternoon. The rain will continue until around 8 or 9 pm before it tapers off from west to east.
The majority of the precipitation across the Piedmont and the Foothills will be rain, but during the onset of the initial precipitation a little bit of sleet and snow could mix in over the extreme western foothills. No snow/sleet accumulations are expected.
Temperatures Saturday morning will drop into the middle 30s with near freezing temperatures possible over the western foothills and mountains. Through the day on Saturday temperatures will warm out of the 30s, but only peak into the low-middle 40s.
Rainfall totals will be around an inch in many places, but some locations could receive up to an inch and a half. This will be the most rain the triad has received in one day since November 26th when 2.32" of rain fell at the Piedmont Triad International Airport.
As the precipitation comes to an end Saturday evening the cold front will have moved east of the Triad ushering in drier and more stable air for Sunday.
Low temperatures Sunday night will drop into the upper 30s, but warm under a mostly sunny sky into the upper 40s to near 50 degrees Sunday afternoon.
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