Arctic air through the weekend for the Carolinas

Chris McGuire tries to stay warm as he waits for a space at the City Rescue Mission on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. Dangerously cold temperatures blamed for several deaths have wreaked havoc across a wide swath of the U.S., freezing a water tower in Iowa, halting ferry service in New York and leading officials to open warming centers even in the Deep South. (Will Dickey/The Florida Times-Union via AP)

(WSPA)–It will be another very cold night ahead, and you can expect this chill to last through the weekend.

Temperatures will again fall into the teens and even the single digits…with most of those readings in North Carolina.  While it won’t be as breezy as last night, even a light wind would be enough to push sub-zero wind chills into the mountains.  A wind chill advisory is in effect overnight for the mountains; some peaks could see chills in the -5 to -10 range.

Lots of sun can be expected Saturday, and more sun than clouds for most of Sunday, but it will stay cold.  Highs remain in the 30s in the Upstate…perhaps approaching 40 for some.  Most of Saturday stays in the 20s in the mountains, with more 30s expected Sunday.

It’s important to dress in layers to protect yourself from the cold.

Storm Team 7 Chief Meteorologist Christy Henderson is watching a storm system for Monday that may start as a light sleet/freezing rain mix before changing to light rain later in the day.  Western areas have the highest chance at wintry weather; stay up with the forecast at wspa.com/weather and on the 7 News app, as the Monday morning commute may be affected in some areas.

Milder temperatures are expected Tuesday and through the week ahead.