First Alert declared for possible widespread wintry mix on Friday

Monday evening weather 1/4/21

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Clouds will return tonight, with some flurries in the mountains. Overnight low temperatures will cool into the low to mid 30s by daybreak Tuesday.

A weak weather disturbance will pass through the region on Tuesday, bringing the chance for scattered, snow showers in the mountains, and a few sprinkles or even flurries for the piedmont. Mountain snowfall will be dependent on elevation, yet a trace to 3″+ is possible for parts of Ashe, Watauga, and Avery counties. Tuesday high temperatures will range from the lower 50s in the piedmont, to upper 30s for the mountains.

Wednesday will feature more sunshine, and seasonably cool temperatures, with highs in the lower 50s for the piedmont, and around 40 degrees for the mountains.

Clouds will be on the increase for Thursday, with a few late evening rain showers possible. With more cloud cover, temperatures will be a little cooler for Thursday, with highs around 50 degrees for the piedmont, and around 40 degrees for the mountains. Rain to a rain-snow mix will be possible Thursday night into Friday morning, as temperatures cool back into the 30s for the piedmont, and upper 20s in the mountains.

Friday is a First Alert day, due to a more widespread rain-snow mix possible. The NC mountains and foothills will have a better chance for a snow to wintry mix, with more of a rain to wintry mix possible in the piedmont.

Friday high temperatures will be in the lower 40s for the piedmont, with mid to upper 30s for the mountains. Impactful snowfall accumulations are possible for parts of the WBTV viewing area, yet there is still plenty of uncertainty with precipitation type and snowfall accumulations. Make sure you stay weather aware through the week, on any changes for Friday.

The weekend looks drier with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies, and high temperatures in the upper 40s to around 50 degrees.

Another round of a rain-snow mix is possible by next Monday, with chilly high temperatures in the 40s.

Stay safe if you have to travel!

Meteorologist Jason Myers

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