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First Alert: Light snow possible at times tonight in the mountains

Published: Jan. 6, 2022 at 7:01 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - BIG cool down on the way for Friday morning.

A fast-moving low-pressure system is bringing passing snow showers to the mountains & scattered showers to the rest of the area tonight.

  • Below-zero to low 20° wind chills Friday morning
  • Cold & dry Friday and Saturday
  • First Alert: Rain returns Sunday

The First Alert for mountain snow is coming to an end as snow chances wrap up. So far, snow reports of under an inch below 3,500ft and up to 2″ in Beech Mountain are coming in from the National Weather Service. Although a little more snowfall is possible through midnight, the low-pressure system responsible for this second round of snow is moving out and colder, drier conditions are moving in.

7 Day Forecast
7 Day Forecast(WBTV)

A Wind Chill Advisory is in place for our mountain counties where gusty winds will allow for wind chills below-zero Friday morning. The rest of us will wake up to feels like temperatures in the teens & 20s, not recovering much into the afternoon hours. Friday and Saturday will be cold and dry with highs only in the low 40s.

Another First Alert is in place area-wide by Sunday as we track the likelihood of rain. Rain chances will pick up from west to east Sunday afternoon through the overnight hours, with a few lingering showers possible in the early morning hours of next Monday. Another shot of cold air will then return next Tuesday & Wednesday!

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