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WEATHER: Below freezing temps in the Charlotte area this morning, rain chances remain low

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Rain chances continue to be low...

While the Party Rock and Chestnut Knob fires continue to burn, two new ones have been added to the list. These new ones are in Ashe and McDowell Counties.

Unfortunately, winds will continue to be strong in the highest elevations, where these fires are located. Winds will be in the 10-20 mph range in the northern mountains today, a bit less gusty then what was experienced on Sunday.

Air qualities will be a bit improved today. Most of us will be in the code green to yellow range. Ashe and Cleveland have the best possibility of breaching the orange range since you are closest to the fires.

The week ahead will be another quiet one. That's obviously bad news for the drought situation but not a bad thing for one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. Today will feature highs in the upper 50s under sunny skies. Tuesday and Wednesday will bring highs in the low 60s and we could warm to the mid to upper 60s for Thanksgiving and Black Friday. The best rain chance will be Wednesday night into Thanksgiving morning but that is looking less and less likely with every model run.

Have a great week!

- Meteorologist Al Conklin

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