Rain and snow to move in this evening, overnight as temperatures drop off
By Sunday morning, rain will change over to snow in the mountain region.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - The next 24 hours will be very active as we track rain, sleet and snow moving into the Carolinas. After this storm system exits our area tomorrow night, we will have a few days of mild and tranquil conditions before we get back into an unsettled pattern towards the end of the week.
- First Alert Weather Day Tonight: Heavy rain at times, (wintry mix mtns).
- First Alert Weather Day Sunday: Rain continues, (mtn. snow) cold.
- Monday: Mostly sunny, mild and pleasant.
As the upper low to our west and low pressure off the Florida coast lift to the northeast, we are still on track to get some accumulating snow in the mountains and some moderate to heavy rainfall in Charlotte through Sunday.
Widespread rainfall and gusty winds up to 35 mph can be expected for tonight with lows in the 30s. During the overnight hours, there will be a wintry mix in the mountains; a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the mountains through midnight Sunday.
Sunday morning, the wintry mix in the mountains will change over to snow; 3-6 inches of snow can be expected in the mountains (higher elevations 6+ inches) with little to no snow accumulation in Charlotte.
Weekend rainfall totals will range from 1-2+ inches in the Charlotte area. Highs will range from the 30s in the mountains to 40s in Charlotte and winds will gust between 30-40 mph at times.
The rain and wintry conditions will come to an end by Sunday night giving way to partly cloudy skies and cold temperatures in the 30s.
On Monday and Tuesday, drier air will begin to spread across the Carolinas. Expect mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s on both days.
By midweek, another system will bring chances for rain to our area on Wednesday and Thursday. Highs on Wednesday will top out in the mid 60s. Thursday will also be warmer with chances for scattered showers in the afternoon; highs will climb into the lower 70s.
On Friday, there will also be a chance for scattered showers otherwise expect partly cloudy skies with highs in the 60s.
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Have a great weekend!
- Meteorologist Elissia Wilson
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