Rain & snow chances are back in the forecast!

First Alerts in place Thursday and Sunday
Published: Jan. 5, 2022 at 6:40 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - After an active (and snowy) start to the week for some, another round of snow is on the way for the mountains.

This is what we are forecasting this week:

  • First Alert: Mountain snow Thursday afternoon-evening
  • Much colder, drier Friday & Saturday
  • Another First Alert for Sunday’s rain

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Rachel Coulter's forecast
Rachel Coulter's forecast(WBTV)

It was a pleasant day across much of the area as highs topped out in the mid 50s to near 60°. Temperatures are dropping quickly, however, and will wind up in the low-mid 30s for most by Thursday morning. Although we’ll start off the day dry, another round of rain and snow is on the way by Thursday afternoon and evening as a low-pressure system moves overhead.

A First Alert is in place for the mountains as a wintry mix changing over to snow is likely. Although several inches of snow are possible, impacts will be much lower than what we saw with the first round of snow at the start of the week. Winter weather alerts are in place for our mountain communities Thursday afternoon through Friday morning. Although snow isn’t likely for the rest of us, scattered showers could impact your afternoon and evening plans.

Expect dry, but windy & cold conditions by Friday morning! Wind chills could be in the single digits or below in the mountains to start, and highs in the higher elevations will barely reach the low 20s by the afternoon hours. The rest of us will top out in the low-mid 40s both Friday and Saturday afternoon.

Our next First Alert arrives Sunday as a cold front swings through... Rain will increase from west to east and will bring impacts to the entire area from Sunday through the early morning hours of next Monday. Cooler, drier conditions will then follow behind for the start of next week!

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