The Charlotte area is likely to experience another wild temperature swing this weekend.
Thursday’s high of 88 was a full 10 degrees above the normal high.
Now get ready for the mercury to gradually fall.
Expected highs Friday and Saturday will remain unseasonably high at a respective 84 and 80. The region has a slight, 30-percent chance of showers Friday, while Saturday and Sunday should be sunny.
Sunday, meanwhile, could see a high of only 72 and Monday 73, according to the National Weather Service in Greer, S.C.
What’s behind the temperature swings?
First, a cold front will move east across the area Friday morning through early afternoon. Drier air is expected to spill into the region Friday afternoon into Saturday, NWS forecasters said.
Second, a reinforcing cold front should arrive from the northwest Saturday night. That will bring an even cooler and drier high pressure system to the area Sunday into Monday.
A moist southerly flow is likely to return through midweek, with steadily increasing shower and thunderstorm chances.