ASHEVILLE, N.C. WLOS -- A milder trend has begun, although you may not know it with the colder morning starts. Temperatures overall, though, will be going up before another storm system brings a freeze to Western North Carolina.
Look for highs in the lower 50s Wednesday for most mountain valleys. It will be a bit cooler Thursday, as clouds increase and so, too, do rain chances, especially late in the day.
The warmest day of the next seven will likely by Friday, as highs touch the middle 50s in the mountains, to even 60s in areas over the Upstate.
The weekend, though, will bring another dose of reality as another Arctic blast hits the region come Sunday.
Highs will start warmer Sunday but drop throughout the day, bottoming out in the lower teens come Monday morning. Along with the cold comes more wind, which could mean below zero wind chills.