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Rain, cooler temps linger across Carolinas, northeast GA

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Scattered showers will continue to move through northeast Georgia and the western Carolinas Monday along with colder than average temperatures.

Temperatures will settle right around 40 degrees across the Upstate and western North Carolina on Monday, which is colder than average. Scattered showers will be possible throughout the day as well along with cloudy skies.

Typically this time of year we're in the upper 50s in western North Carolina, and mid-60s in the Upstate so this is very cool compared to normal. Cooler temps also bring the concern for wintry mix, which has already proven itself in Yancey, Mitchell and McDowell counties.

There is a Winter Weather Advisory for freezing rain until noon today for those three counties. Some North Carolina school districts are also operating under delays Monday morning. See them all here.

Expect breezy winds out of the northeast for the Upstate as winds reach 10 to 15 mph with gusts exceeding 20 mph. Western North Carolina will only see winds between 5 and 10 mph out of the southeast. 

Monday night can see a chance of freezing rain for parts of the mountains as temperatures drop into the lower 30s. In the Upstate lows will approach the mid-30s.

Early Tuesday morning a little wintry mix will be possible again for some areas. While some sun will return Tuesday, the shower chance will linger into Wednesday.

Fully sunny skies make their official return on the first day of Spring on Thursday, with highs back in the 60s.

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