A lot more rain heading our way this week, with possible icing in mountains Sunday morning

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Our weekend started out a little damp initially, but just as forecast, the second half of today has been dry with even some tiny breaks of sun trying to squeeze out at times. However, there's more rain, and lots of it, in the forecast.

Early on Sunday it looks like any showers will be confined to the mountains & foothills. Here's the problem, surface temperatures will be below freezing. There could be a little light icing, mainly on elevated surfaces, Sunday morning. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the mountains from 1am-1pm Sunday.

The rest of the day may feature light scattered showers with temps in the 40s, but it doesn't look like a super wet day until later in the evening when our next batch moves in. This period of rain will last overnight into early Monday morning, before exiting and leaving some sun for the second half of the day, rebounding temps to near 60°.

A First Alert is still in effect for Tuesday evening, however, the timing of that batch of rain has slowed. The morning no longer looks wet, with the bulk of the rain now arriving Tuesday evening into Wednesday.

I wish I could tell you things get better from there, but coverage of rain will still be up around 50-60% through the end of the week. By this time we will need to be monitoring for flooding as many areas will potentially have received a couple inches of rain by this point.

- Meteorologist Lyndsay Tapases

First Alert Forecast: Saturday, Feb. 16 @ 6pm

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