First Alert: Snow most likely for mountains this week, rain more likely for Piedmont

WBTV Wednesday morning weather forecast

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Today will bring sunshine and a few afternoon high clouds with seasonably chilly high temperatures near 50°.

Dry and cold tonight with lows close to 30°.

Thursday will remain dry and cold as clouds increase; afternoon temperatures will struggle to get much past 50°.

Friday is a First Alert day. The mountains will get snow Thursday night and Friday with up to about six inches likely - higher amounts at ski resorts - to accumulate before the storm pulls away Friday night. 

The forecast becomes much more complicated as we move south out of the mountains where the precipitation is likely to start as rain. But as colder air gets drawn in, the Foothills will have a better chance for a changeover to snow, with an early call of two to four inches – on non-road surfaces – north of I-40 with lowering snow accumulations of an inch or two south of I-40.

Some snow is even possible closer to I-85 in the Piedmont Friday, but with above-freezing temperatures, it may be hard to stick unless it comes down at a heavy pace for a bit.  Temperatures will hold in the 30s on Friday, so it will be cold all day long.

The weekend looks dry with mostly sunny skies and seasonal high temperatures around 50°, but another storm system may impact the Carolinas early in the workweek, so a new First Alert has been hoisted for Tuesday.

Hope you have a great hump day!

- Meteorologist Al Conklin

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