CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect through noon today for all counties north and west of Mecklenburg. Here’s the issue: We’re tracking a batch of light rain and drizzle this morning across the WBTV viewing area. Where temperatures are close to 32° in the mountains, foothills and northwest Piedmont there may be a little icing on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses.
The actual amount of rain looks to be very light - under a tenth of an inch - but when it comes to ice, it only takes a light coating to create problems. The risk for any icing is just through the mid-morning hours before temperatures safely rise into the 40s in all areas during the afternoon under mostly cloudy skies and occasional light showers.
Later tonight into the early morning hours, Thursday will bring much heavier rain as the actual cold front moves in. Temperatures will hold in the 50s as southerly breezes blow in advance of the front. Most neighborhoods will pick up at least one inch of rain before it quickly comes to an end around daybreak Thursday. The rest of Thursday looks breezy and dry with sunshine and early high temperatures in the 50s, falling into the 40s before sunset.
More good news: while it will be cold with highs in the 40s Friday and Saturday, it will likely be dry with some sunshine. And that trend is likely to continue for Sunday and Monday, though afternoon readings will rise into the lower 50s. So, for a change, no weekend rain!!
Hope you have a great hump day!
Meteorologist Al Conklin