Arctic air possible as temps drop Sunday night, start of work week

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The official high for Sunday will go down as 57 degrees but that was at midnight-- we’ve been steadily falling all day on the heels of very gusty Northwest breezes. Our first true shot of Arctic air so far this season is on the move, and Sunday night and Monday night will bring the first back-to-back nights in the teens in Charlotte since mid-January of last year!

The mountains will fall to the single digits Sunday night, and since it remains windy the wind chills will reach dangerous levels of 10 to 15 below zero overnight into early Monday. The High Wind Warning remains in effect through 7am.

Everywhere else, wind chills will feel like the low teens to even single digits in some areas. But, if you can brave the cold, it should be a clear view of the total lunar eclipse tonight, which begins at 10:33pm, reaching totality at 11:41pm.

MLK Monday won't make it out of the 30s despite full sunshine, and we tumble back to the teens again Monday night.

Tuesday is still cold but it will at least be back into the 40s with lows in the 30s before a surge of mild air returns Wednesday ahead of our next storm system, which also brings rain late Wednesday into early Thursday of this week.

Stay warm!

Meteorologist Lyndsay Tapases

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