CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - After another frigid start in the teens and 20s this morning, the afternoon will still be quite chilly. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued from midnight tonight through noon Wednesday for all counties north and west of Mecklenburg, though Char-Meck is not technically in the advisory.
Here’s the issue: late tonight and into Wednesday morning we’ll be tracking a batch of light freezing drizzle across the mountains, foothills and northwest Piedmont. The actual amount of rain looks to be very light - under a tenth of an inch - but when it comes to ice, it only takes a light coating to create problems. The risk area we’re monitoring appears to be generally along and N/W of I-85 Wednesday morning.
Then, later Wednesday into Thursday our next larger storm system arrives bringing largely rain, although there could be another quick shot of winter weather in the mountains early Thursday morning too. The good news is that the heaviest rain looks to come in and move out while most of us will be sleeping late Wednesday night into the predawn hours Thursday.
More good news: while it will be cold with highs in the 40s Friday through Monday, it will likely be dry. So, for a change, no weekend rain!!
Stay warm and have a terrific Tuesday!
Meteorologist Al Conklin