CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Tuesday has been declared a First Alert Day as a MAJOR cold front blasts across the region.
The morning started with rainfall, which changed to snow in the mountains. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the North Carolina Mountains for Tuesday, including Ashe, Watauga, and Avery counties.
We’ll deal with gusty winds and dropping temperatures during the day. We’re starting off in the 50s around Charlotte, with temperatures falling well down to near 40° by late afternoon. The mountains will be colder, with readings falling into the 20s with wind gusts up to 40 mph producing wind chills in the teens.
As for snow, while a little bit may drift out into the foothills before ending, the accumulating snow looks to remain confined to the High Country. The population centers will probably not get more than one inch or so on grassy surfaces, but several inches are likely in the highest elevations along the TN border.
WBTV’s Certified Most-Accurate First Alert Weather team will be keeping up with the latest changes here.