Snow is headed to Charlotte on this Tuesday, 28 January 2014! Good morning to you from the Emmy award-winning WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning!
You'll certainly want to tune in this morning from 4:30 to 7 AM...to get the most complete weather forecast as there is plenty to tell you about. Right off the top...I want to let you know there are Winter Storm Warnings in effect in our area, as well as Wind Chill Advisories and a Winter Weather Advisory. A big storm system is headed our way...coming up from the south. In fact, an Ice Storm Warning is in effect starting this afternoon, for Charleston and Savannah. Charlotte is expected to start seeing snowfall around noon time today. Most of the snow will fall in the eastern sections of the WBTV viewing area, but it appears an inch or two is likely now in the Charlotte Metro. As much as eight inches of snow could fall in parts of the Carolinas. The best chance of snow will be Tuesday evening and into early Wednesday morning. Meteorologist Al Conklin will give you more pinpoint details in your First Alert Weather Forecast.
Meanwhile, road crews have been out...putting brine down on the roads in anticipation of the storm. We have live team coverage of all that's being done in preparation for the storm and how it's going to impact you. The North Carolina Highway Patrol is warning drivers to stay off the roads once the snow starts falling. We'll also tell you about the storm watches, warnings and advisories that have been posted throughout the south.
Currently there are a few school closings and delays...in South Carolina. We'll keep you updated on all closings and delays throughout the morning.
The other big story we're following today...the grand jury indictment of a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer on charges of voluntary manslaughter. We'll have reaction reaction from the family of Jonathan Ferrell, the unarmed man who was shot and killed by the officer.
President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address tonight. His message to Congress tonight is likely to be that the federal government can play a key role in increasing opportunities for Americans who have been left behind and are unable to benefit from a recovering economy.
Sports! Jabari Parker scored 21 points, reserve guard Andre Dawkins added 20 and No. 17 Duke pulled away from No. 18 Pittsburgh 80-65 on Monday night.