BLOG: Wind Chill Advisory in effect, coldest morning in 3 years

  • 2018 Deep Freeze
  • Coldest Air in Years
  • Stays Cold All Week Long

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - There is a Wind Chill Advisory in effect for Avery, Ashe, Watauga and the Burke and Caldwell mountains until 10 a.m. It will feel like negative five degrees to negative 10 degrees at times. A Wind Chill Advisory is also in effect for our eastern sections including Stanly, Anson, Richmond, Lancaster and Chesterfield counties.

For the rest of us, there is no advisory but it will certainly be much colder than we are used to. Daybreak readings will be well down into the teens and single digits - the coldest morning in nearly three years - and we'll only make it to the mid 30s Tuesday afternoon. If you're heading back to work for the first time in a while, leave extra time to defrost the car!

We're also watching the potential for a coastal storm to produce accumulating snow along the coastal plain and coastal counties of both North and South Carolina around Wednesday. Depending on the track of the storm, three inches to six inches of snow could fall along a narrow corridor in the eastern part of the state.  Obviously, if the storm shifts farther east, a distinct possibility, snow totals will be far less and no snow is expected in the Charlotte area.

So, for our part, the rest of the week will feature highs mainly in the 30s and lows in the teens with mainly sunny skies.

Bundle up and check on your pets, pipes and neighbors.

- Meteorologist Al Conklin

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