CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A First Alert is effect for the Mountains and Foothills this Monday morning through 10 a.m. as temperatures across the area drop below freezing, any runoff of melted snow or slush may refreeze into icy spots on roads, especially elevated roads such as bridges and overpasses.
Roads that appear to be wet may actually be icy. Drivers through this morning are urged to slow down and use extra caution and be alert for possible icy spots. Temperatures are expected to rise above the freezing mark by 10 a.m. Patchy fog may also slow down your commute in a few neighborhoods through the mid-morning hours.
Afternoon highs will top on near seasonal averages in the lower 50s in Charlotte today under mostly sunny skies. Expect an increase in clouds overnight into Tuesday morning with lows trickling down to the upper 30s before a return to the mid 50s Tuesday afternoon. A few widely scattered showers may fall from the clouds tomorrow morning, but there’s a better chance for rain on Thursday.
A First Alert has been issued for Thursday as rain will roll from the Mountains to the Charlotte metro through the day. Some models are calling for up to an inch and a half for rain, but don’t take to the bank. We’ll continue to fine-tune the forecast as more information comes into the First Alert Weather Center.
Despite on and off rain chances through the week, we’ll enjoy above average temperatures in the mid to upper 50s for most of the work before cool air slides in during the Valentine’s Day weekend.
Several schools changed learning plans Monday due to the potential for icy roads:
- Watauga County Schools (two-hour delay)
- Caldwell County Schools (two-hour delay)
- Hickory Public Schools (two-hour delay)
- Alexander County Schools (two-hour delay)
- Newton-Conover Schools (two-hour delay)
- Wilkes County Schools (two-hour delay)
- Mitchell County Schools (two-hour delay)
- Catawba County Schools (two-hour delay)
- Ashe County Schools (two-hour delay)
- Burke County Schools (remote learning day)
- Avery County Schools (remote learning day)