Tracking the next storm: WBTV viewing area in for another wintry mix?

Long range models call for wintry mix Saturday

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Another wintry mix is heading for Charlotte and the WBTV viewing area according to long-range forecast models.

Meteorologist Al Conklin says there’s a chance we see winter weather Saturday however he cautioned WBTV viewers there are mixed signals in the long-range models.

“At this point, the suggestion of a wintry mix across the WBTV viewing area is on the board,” said Conklin Monday morning. However, a lot of things can and likely will change with this forecast.

Tracking the Next Storm: WBTV viewing area in for another wintry mix?

The next storm system, that will likely bring the wintry mix, starts creeping toward our viewing area later in the week.

Behind the front, there will be a noticeable difference Wednesday with chilly north breezes that last into Thursday. Temps get progressively colder, so by the end of the week we’ll be talking about highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s… in other words, back to January reality.

On WBTV News at Noon, Meteorologist Chris Larson echoed Conklin’s statements.

“Thursday into Friday we’re seeing a gathering storm system and there are indications it is cold enough that by Saturday morning we could be looking at wintry precipitation for a brief time here,” said Larson.

He also mentioned watching the models closely over the next few days to confirm this storm system. Regardless the second half of the work week looks chilly and it looks to remain dry as high pressure dominates.

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