First Alerts for later this week due to possible snow showers in mountains, widespread rain Sunday

The second First Alert is on Sunday, for more widespread rain showers impacting the entire WBTV viewing area.
Two First Alerts this week!
Published: Jan. 4, 2022 at 7:35 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 4, 2022 at 4:34 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - WBTV is issuing two First Alerts for later this week due to possible snow showers in the higher elevations Thursday and more widespread rain for the entire viewing area over the weekend.

The initial First Alert is issued for the North Carolina mountains only. On Thursday evening/night, there’s the possibility of snow showers for the higher elevations.

Things may be quiet for now but we’re in a more active pattern for the rest of the week.

  • Mountain First Alert for Thursday snow
  • Another First Alert for Sunday showers
  • Lows in the 20s and 30s

We are in the calm between storms right now. Tonight will be clear and cold with lows in the upper 20s. Wednesday will actually be a tad milder. Highs will return to the mid 50s and it will be dry.

Sunday futurecast
Sunday futurecast(WBTV)

Thursday will start out dry. Clouds will move in during the day and there could be showers by evening. For most of us, it won’t amount to much. Highs will reach the mid 50s. For the mountains, there should be just enough cold air to see a changeover to snow for a few hours in the evening. 1-3″ of snow won’t be out of the question before it wraps up overnight.

It will be chilly again after that system moves through. We will be dry on Friday and Saturday with highs in the mid 40s.

The next First Alert includes everyone in the WBTV viewing area. There is the possibility of showers off and on during the day on Sunday. They will likely affect your late weekend plans at times. Highs will be in the mid 50s though. This should be an all-rain event.

7 Day Forecast
7 Day Forecast(WBTV)

We will dry out next week and begin another cooling trend.

It’s currently too early to forecast totals, but it would likely be in a lower range than what fell on Monday.

The second First Alert is on Sunday, for more widespread rain showers impacting the entire WBTV viewing area.

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Wednesday and Thursday will take us back to the more seasonal middle 50s. A weak storm system will bring the possibility of a few showers for most of us, and the possibility of snow showers again for the mountains, on Thursday.

It will depend on the track of the next storm as to whether there is more winter potential. We’ll fine-tune this forecast and keep you posted

Behind Thursday’s system, Friday and Saturday will be dry and cold with highs only in the 40s before another rain – potentially more important - rain chance arrives on Sunday.

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