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Rainy Saturday will yield to pleasant Sunday

Plan your outdoor weekend activities for Sunday, forecasters say, because it’s expected to rain all day Saturday.

Meteorologists say a low pressure system which came off the Pacific Ocean into the West Coast on Thursday is expected to move rapidly across the southern part of the United States and affect the Carolinas on Saturday.

Temperatures, which have been chilly throughout the week, are expected to be mild enough Saturday for any Carolinas precipitation to fall as rain. However, the storm system is predicted to bring a mix of snow, sleet and rain to areas up the East Coast later in the weekend.

The good news is that Sunday should be a keeper.

“It will be dry and clearing,” said Scott Krentz, of the National Weather Service office in Greer, S.C. “Temperatures will be in the middle 50s – nice football weather.”

Krentz was referring to the Carolina Panthers’ home game late Sunday afternoon against the New York Jets. Temperatures probably will fall into the 40s later in the game.

Saturday’s precipitation is expected to be mostly rain in the Carolinas, although it might start as freezing rain in the mountains. But even there, temperatures are forecast to climb above freezing during the morning, with only minor ice accumulations.

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