Moisture streaming in from the south and east today will allow for light showers early in the mountains and foothills before rain becomes more widespread by this afternoon. Despite the cloud cover today, daytime highs will be topping off the in the 50s to 60s. A heavier, steady rain is expected this evening into the early overnight hours, particularly for the mountains and foothills, before becoming more intermittent and showery by Friday morning.

After Friday morning’s “lull” in major activity, things will pick right back up by Friday afternoon. The aforementioned cold front will begin moving through by late in the day Friday, bringing a heavier line of rain through the region, where a few weak thunderstorms can’t be ruled out across lower elevations.

Behind the front, cool air will follow, allowing for a few light snow showers in the mountains early Saturday morning. Dry and chilly conditions will resume this weekend into early next work week with another shot of cold air expected for late in next week.

via https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/charlotte/news/2018/01/11/rain–thunderstorms–and-chances-of-snow-over-the-next-few-days&ct=ga&cd=CAEYASoUMTA1Njc3MzgzNjEyMTExMjE3NjYyGjU3ZDRhMGY5MWQ4ZjJhNmQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFraQL7s7e4eB_f7WMJQ-tSyjR2bQ

county-map-4-1024x559 RAIN, THUNDERSTORMS, AND CHANCES OF SNOW OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS