The wintry mix is now long gone and the thaw-out will begin today. With some sunshine returning, we'll make a healthy run up into the upper 30s, not warm by any means, but well above the freezing mark.
But do keep in mind, once the sun goes down this evening, any lingering ice, snow or standing water will refreeze as we settle back into the lower 20s overnight. And so, there will likely be a large dose of school delays Wednesday morning as slippery road surfaces develop on untreated roads.
Beyond, we are looking at some of the coldest air of the season heading our way for the second half of the work week, as and Arctic air mass – more typical of early January versus late February – heads south into the Carolinas.
Low temperatures Thursday morning will be in the low teens and single digits and the high of just 24° in Charlotte Thursday afternoon would shatter the record for the day – by a full 10° - of 34° set back in 1972.
Even more impressive, another record is likely to tumble Friday morning when the low in Charlotte dips to 7°. Get this, the current record low for February 20th is 13° set all the way back in 1896. That's impressive!
With cold air in place at the start of the weekend, we could see another round of wintry weather, as another storm system heads our way. The early call would be for a bit of a wintry mix Saturday morning before we transition over to cold rain – 30s, but above freezing – Saturday afternoon.