Rock Hill, South Carolina
It’s time to take your clothes off for cold weather.
Temperatures of 80 degrees are in the rearview mirror, forecasters say. And they say residents of the Rock Hill area could see freezing or freezing conditions by the weekend.
Higher elevations in the mountains of North Carolina will see snowfall this week, forecasters add.
National Weather Service meteorologists say the hottest weather this week will be Monday and Tuesday, with afternoon peaks around 70.
The change will begin Tuesday evening, when a cold front enters the area and stalls. Much cooler clouds and temperatures, with highs in the mid-1950s, are forecast for Wednesday.
Meteorologist Harry Gerapetritis said an area of low pressure would move along the blocked front on Thursday, bringing the area a good chance of intermittent rain. The combination of cloud, rain and a cool northeast flow will produce the first of the season’s cold, rainy days. High temperatures could struggle to reach 50 degrees, meteorologists say.
That’s well below the high of 69 degrees reached in early November for Rock Hill.
Forecasters say some of the precipitation will fall as snow in the mountains of North Carolina, with accumulations possible at elevations above 5,000 feet.
A few remaining showers are possible Friday morning, before another weather system sets in.
“The dry and cold high pressure will return over the weekend,” said Gerapetritis, “with freezing and freezing conditions quite possible across the region.”
Saturday morning lows are expected to be in the upper 30s in the Rock Hill area, but mid-1930s with frost is possible Sunday morning, forecasters say. If so, it would be just a day after the average date of the first frost of the season in Rock Hill, according to agricultural experts at Clemson University.
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This story was originally published November 1, 2021 at 12:13 pm.