Brrrrr!! Cold Hits The Carolinas; Snow In The Mountains

Grab your coat before you head out this's cold out there!

Good morning to you on this Friday, 14 November 2014, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning.  Be sure to have your television on...we'll be live from 4:30 to 9 AM this morning, bringing you all the latest news, weather, traffic and sports!

COLD weather has arrived!  As I'm writing this's 36 degrees in Charlotte...and 19 degrees on Sugar Mountain in Avery County!  And it's going to get even colder!  Our high today will only be around 45 degrees.  Tomorrow morning in Charlotte, expect temperatures in the 20s!  Al Conklin, Charlotte's most experienced morning meteorologist, will have your complete First Alert Weather forecast.  We'll also take you to the mountains where a lot of folks are actually welcoming the colder temperatures.

Another big story we're following this morning...according to our news partners, the Charlotte Observer, Gaston County commissioners have passed a resolution opposing same-sex marriage.

The Mecklenburg County Board of Elections will be canvassing votes today from last week's election.  And one ballot in particular members will be looking at...that of former Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon.  Cannon voted early in the election...but wasn't supposed to since he's a convicted felon.

Governor Pat McCrory is suing state house speaker Thom Tillis and Senate leader Phil Berger, saying commissions they've created violate the separation of powers clause of the North Carolina Constitution.

A surgeon who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus is coming to the United States to be treated.  He will arrive at the University of Nebraska Medical Center sometime this weekend.  

We've got video you don't want to miss!  The world's tallest and shortest men meeting for the first time in London. Sultan Kosen of Turkey measures 8-feet, 3-inches, while Chandra Bahadur Dangi of Nepal is 21-and-a-half inches tall.

The Republican-controlled House is expected today to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, and this time, the Senate may follow. 

The second open enrollment period for buying health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act starts Saturday.

NFL action...Thursday night football!  Ryan Tannehill tossed second-half touchdown passes to Brandon Gibson and Jarvis Landry while the Miami Dolphins were scoring 19 unanswered points to turn a 9-3 deficit into a 22-9 win over the visiting Buffalo Bills.

All that and so much more when you join us from 4:30 to 7 AM on WBTV...then we're live from 7 to 9 AM on the Bounce Channel.  And speaking of the Bounce Channel...we have some very special guests who will be live in the studio during our 8 AM hour.  It's great TV that you don't want to miss!  See you then!