Storm To Impact The Area Early Next Week

Our next significant weather system will approach the region late Sunday/early Monday.  Temperatures Sunday night and early Monday will be below freezing so if we have any chance at seeing some snow, or a wintry mix across the Piedmont, it would be then. None the less, only minor accumulations of snow and sleet is expected.  As low pressure approaches from the west, a warming trend will take place. As of now, highs on Monday afternoon will be above freezing, which means from noon on any precipitation will fall in the form of rain. Monday night temperatures should remain in the mid 30’s, allowing for mainly rain across the Charlotte area. The Foothills will likely see some light snow accumulation early Monday, transitioning to freezing rain and then rain which could be heavy at times. Some minor flooding may occur. Mountain areas will see snow develop Sunday night and linger into Monday. As warmer air overspreads the area expect a transition to freezing rain. The best chance for significant snow and ice accumulation will be in the mountains. Low pressure will pull away from the region by Tuesday afternoon. Dry weather and milder temperatures will return by Wednesday.