Weather

  Dry for Sunday with a First Alert for Monday due to widespread rain

Sunday will start off sunny and cold with partly cloudy skies and cool temperatures for the afternoon.

  Cool, rain-free weekend before soggy First Alert Monday

  Weekend sunshine but a wet start to workweek

  Dry for Friday and the weekend, yet a First Alert Monday with widespread rain

  Small chance for rain today, First Alert declared for Monday rain

  Weekend looks good, followed by First Alert

  Fast-moving rainmaker brushes the Carolinas Thursday

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  Small rain risk Thursday, big rain risk next week

  Mild weather - by January standards

  Unseasonably warm temperatures, mostly dry conditions dominate this week’s forecast

  Nice midweek forecast followed by a little bit of rain

  A gradual warming trend with a few rain showers later this week

  Temps moderate a little after today

  Sunny for most, First Alert for mountains

Today will be a classic winter day. For most of the WBTV viewing area, that means bright sunny skies and cool temperatures. For the mountains, that means snow showers.

  Winter Weather Advisory for the mountains; mostly sunny for the Piedmont

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the NC mountains until noon on Monday,

  Chilly Sunday and MLK Day

As of today, the average high is going back up.

  Snow flurries linger in the mountains with chilly temperatures for Sunday

Sunday morning low temperatures start off in the 20s.

  Chilly and breezy Saturday, First Alert for mountain snow showers

  First Alert Saturday for the N.C. mountains, as snow develops in the high country

  Showers depart as surge of colder air moves in for the weekend

  First Alert: Showers moving in, mountain snow develops

  First Alert Friday into Saturday: Rain in the piedmont to mountain snow

  Scattered showers make quick pass before weekend begins

  Showers Friday give way to a chilly holiday weekend

Low clouds and fog this morning will give way to sunshine and above-average high temperatures in the middle 50s.

  Mild days stay around until the weekend.

High pressure is in control of our weather pattern.

  Temperatures fluctuate, but mostly dry into MLK Day holiday weekend

You’ll enjoy mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies through the remainder of the afternoon.

  First Alert: Freezing Fog Advisory in effect through morning hours

After Tuesday’s rain, skies cleared overnight and as temps fell below freezing overnight, patches of dense / freezing fog have developed.

  Thick fog likely overnight

Those clear skies may come back to haunt us overnight as that will allow surface temperatures to cool rapidly.

  Temperatures bounce above-average through Friday before colder air return this weekend

Expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies through the afternoon and early evening hours.

  Sunshine returning, milder temps too

Last night’s low-pressure system is now pulling out to sea, away from the WBTV viewing area and taking leftover clouds and rain with it.

  Spotty rain overnight, with more sunshine for Tuesday afternoon

A few spotty rain showers may be possible early Tuesday morning for the piedmont, with some lingering snow flurries in the mountains.

  Chilly, wintry weather ends tonight, warmer temperatures return Tuesday

There’s a chance for a few passing showers across the Piedmont and Foothills through the remainder of the day as the system situated to the south the region moves closer to the Atlantic.

  A little bit of rain and mountain snow today

A weak storm system cutting to the south of the Carolinas will throw plenty of clouds our way today with a little bit of rain and mountain snow that won’t add up to much in either case.

  Scattered rain develops for Monday, with some mountain snow possible

Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy tonight, with overnight low temperatures in the 20s.

  Nice Sunday - Just one rain chance this week...

With mainly sunny skies, highs will be in the low 50s this afternoon.

  Sunny and cool for Sunday with scattered rain possible by late Monday

Sunday will feature plenty of sunshine throughout the day, with afternoon high temperatures in the lower 50s for the Piedmont, and around 40 degrees for the mountains.

  Morning update - The sun returns!

Yesterday’s system is now a thing of the past and the sun will be making its way back into the picture.

  Slick spots are possible overnight, yet more sunshine returns for the weekend

Concerns for icy roads will mainly be confined to the NC mountains and foothills, yet some icy spots will be possible across the Piedmont.

  FIRST ALERT: Rain changes to winter weather across Charlotte metro this afternoon

Winter Storm warnings and advisories remain in effect through the afternoon and into tonight for the majority of the WBTV viewing area including Charlotte.

  First Alert Friday: Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories in effect

Snowfall will vary from 4″ to 8″+ for counties along and north of I-40 and toward the NC mountains, with a trace to 2″ for areas south of I-85.

  FIRST ALERT: Widespread winter weather hits Thursday night into Friday

A First Alert is in effect for Friday as a strong winter storm moves into the WBTV viewing area bringing up to eight inches of snowfall to some neighborhoods.

  First Alert: Much of the area will see snow Friday

Precipitation will be mostly – perhaps even totally – snow for the mountains through the duration. It will be a mix of rain and snow across the Foothills, but transition to all snow for a period, thus some accumulation is likely there (even on roads).

  FIRST ALERT: Up to 6″ of snow expected Friday in the Carolinas

A First Alert is in effect for Friday as a strong low-pressure system crosses the WBTV viewing area producing winter weather and heavy rain.

  First Alert: Snow most likely for mountains this week, rain more likely for Piedmont

The mountains will get snow Thursday night and Friday with up to about six inches likely - higher amounts at ski resorts - to accumulate before the storm pulls away Friday night.

  First Alert for Friday! Snow - and not just for the mountains

We have a Winter Weather Advisory in effect through 10 pm tonight for a few leftover snow showers.

  FIRST ALERT: Season’s biggest winter weather maker yet moves in Thursday evening

Communities in the North Carolina mountains are getting an early dose of this week’s winter weather.

  Little snow in the mountains today, more widespread possible snow later in the week

A weak weather disturbance passes through the region today, snow showers will continue in the mountains – with a small accumulation at the highest elevations above 4,000 feet – and occasional rain showers for everyone else.

  First Alert declared for possible widespread wintry mix on Friday

Clouds will return tonight, with some flurries in the mountains. Overnight low temperatures will cool into the low to mid 30s by daybreak Tuesday.

  Dry start to the week - with a possibly wintry end

Whether you get snow or not, Friday isn’t looking like a very pleasant day.

  First Alert: Big late-week system shaping up

After a chilly start, we’ll enjoy more sunshine today with afternoon temperatures in the middle 50s, just a little bit above the early January average.

  More sunshine for Monday with a First Alert for Friday

Mostly clear to partly cloudy skies will develop overnight, with some patchy dense fog possible toward the mountains.

  A few stray showers with highs close to 60

The first part of the week will be fairly quiet.

  Rain develops overnight into Sunday morning, and for Friday of next week

The bulk of the rain will move through areas along and east of I-85, with some spotty rain possible during the day on Sunday.

  Not feeling like January this weekend!

After a gray New Year’s Day, skies will brighten today. Highs will be in the mid 60s this afternoon.

  Another round of rain develops Saturday night into Sunday morning

Rain will begin to diminish overnight, with patchy dense fog possible into early Saturday morning.

  FIRST ALERT: Chilly rain, heavy downpours persist through New Year’s Day

A First Alert is in effect today as waves of rain move through the WBTV viewing area on the first of day of 2021.

  AM Forecast: Soggy, foggy start to the new year

A First Alert is in effect today as waves of rain move through the WBTV viewing area on the first of day of 2021.

  First Alert for New Year’s Day Friday, with more widespread rain

New Year’s Day Friday is a First Alert day, due to more rounds of widespread rain developing throughout the day, with heavy rain at times.

  First Alert: Wet start to 2021

A First Alert remains in the forecast as rain interrupts holiday plans.

  First Alert: The new year brings plenty of rain

After a cool day with highs only in the 30s and 40s, we will be a bit milder tomorrow. New Year’s Eve will feature a high in the upper 50s.

  Clouds and colder today, rain to follow

With high pressure slipping off the mid-Atlantic coast overnight, clouds filtered into the WBTV viewing area and they’re going to hold tough all day long.

  First Alert for the New Year!

If you have any outdoor plans for NYE, you will want to expect a wet evening and night.

  Rain chances ramp up going into the new year

With high pressure in control of our weather, today will feature lots of sunshine with high temperatures in the middle 50s. That’s cooler than Monday, but still above-average for late December.

  First Alert as we ring in the new year

There is a First Alert as we say good-bye to 2020, but also as we welcome 2021

  Warm and wet end to 2020, start to 2021

For the most part we’ll remain dry throughout the day, with partly sunny skies and afternoon readings rebounding to the mid to upper 50s, slightly above average for late December.

Patchy freezing rain in the mountains Monday morning; First Alert Thursday into Friday

Overnight low temperatures will cool into the upper 20s by daybreak Monday.

  Milder temps ahead - and a First Alert for New Year’s

The high will be in the low 50s and that is much closer to average.

  Sunny and chilly Sunday with a First Alert for New Year’s Eve Thursday

Sunday will be more seasonably cool with mostly sunny skies throughout the day.

  First Alert for a wet and possibly stormy New Year’s Eve

After a cold Christmas, we will add on a few degrees today and for the next few days.

  Bitter cold start to the weekend, with wind chill advisories for the mountains

Wind chill advisories continue for the North Carolina mountains through Saturday morning, where sub-zero wind chills of minus-5 to minus-15 degrees are possible.

  Frigid Christmas Day, with lingering snow for the N.C. mountains

Ashe, Watauga, and Avery counties are under a Winter Storm Warning, where 2″ to 5″+ snowfall is possible into Christmas Day.

  MIDDAY Forecast: Isolated thunderstorms and snow showers hit Thursday afternoon, early evening

Light showers give way to widespread heavy downpours late Thursday afternoon as a robust cold front marches east through the Carolinas.

  FIRST ALERT: Soggy, stormy and snowy Christmas Eve

A First Alert is in effect for Thursday as heavy rain, isolated thunderstorms and winter weather spread across the WBTV viewing through the pre-dawn hours of Christmas Day.

  Winter Storm Warnings now posted for the N.C. mountains

A White Christmas is on the way for the mountains and the higher elevations of the foothills in Caldwell and Burke counties.

  FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain, strong storms and mountain snow to impact Christmas Eve

In terms of temperatures, Christmas Eve will be warm by December standards as highs are set to top out in the upper 50s to mid-6

  Get ready for some BIG changes!

Wednesday will be pleasant with partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid 50s. There could be a few showers after the sun goes down.

  Storms and snow showers hit the Carolinas hours before Christmas Day

A First Alert is in effect for Thursday as a cold front drives widespread downpours, scattered thunderstorms, and mountain snow showers into WBTV viewing area hours before Christmas.

  Christmas Eve Forecast: Elevated chance for showers, thunderstorms and snow

Apart from high winds up 30 mph in the Mountains and northern Foothills this morning through midday, Tuesday will be calm, sunny, and unseasonable warm.

  Not too bad - until Christmas Eve

Winter officially arrived early this morning. It won’t feel like it until Christmas Day though.

  FIRST ALERT: Next round of wet, wintry weather arrives on Christmas Eve

A clipper system passing north of the Carolinas will produce strong breezes and a few flurries overnight into early Tuesday morning across in the Mountains.

  Above-average temperatures ahead of Christmas Eve rain, snow showers

Expect lower visibilities across the Piedmont and Foothills through daybreak as dense pockets of fog develop in the wake of yesterday’s damp weather.