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BLOG: Now that roads are wet, watch out for the freeze

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

At 12:45 pm on Monday, light freezing rain was falling across portions of Mecklenburg County. Roads are now wet and in some places may be frozen.  Use caution - especially on bridges and overpasses.

Temperatures across the Charlotte metro and the Piedmont of the Carolina remain below freezing… generally in the upper twenties. And dew point temperatures continue to climb in the Charlotte area Monday afternoon.  

With this scenario we will continue to see a chance for sleet and freezing rain this afternoon and evening.

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Heading later into the night and overnight into Tuesday morning the precipitation will turn to all rain as warmer temperatures continue to work to the surface. The forecast overnight low for Tuesday morning currently is 38 degrees.

Rain moving across the piedmont after midnight may be heavy at times before sunrise Tuesday morning.

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Another brief round of rain showers is in the forecast for early Wednesday morning as one last piece of energy dives into the upper level trough sitting across the East Coast.

Heading towards Friday and the weekend, warmer high pressure will build and temperatures will climb.  Highs Saturday and Sunday should be well into the upper sixties.

- Chris Larson

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