The Charlotte region can enjoy one last day of mild temperatures before a cold front sets in, sending lows into the 30s overnight Saturday and Sunday, forecasters said.
Friday’s high could reach 73, but Saturday’s high is forecast to fall to 64 and Sunday’s and Monday’s to 58, according to the National Weather Service in Greer, S.C. Highs are normally in the low 70s this week of the year.
Folks headed to the see the fall colors in the mountains this weekend should be alert to a freeze watch that will be in effect for counties from the Asheville area to the Boone area.
A freeze watch means sub-freezing temperatures are possible.
Overnight lows in some areas of the mountains Saturday could plummet 10 to 15 degrees below normal, thanks to a Canadian high pressure system moving in.
In the Charlotte area, patchy frost could blanket parts of the region by Monday night and Tuesday.
Temperatures will slowly moderate into the middle part of next week, with Tuesday climbing to a forecast high of 64.
At least it will remain sunny, with a zero chance of rain.