CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Snow is falling across the WCCB viewing area right now. It transitioned from rain to snow late this afternoon all the way to the South Carolina line. Expect most of our region to see at least a trace amount before the night is over. The high country has already picked up anywhere from 1-3″ so far.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for almost the entire region until midnight tonight. The good news is that temperatures have been warm across our viewing area leading up to this event, so snow should mostly melt on the roads. Accumulations should mainly stick to grass and areas above ground.
Snow totals will hit heaviest across the mountains with 1″-3″ expected. The foothills is looking to pick up trace to 1″, and the Piedmont can expect trace to 1″ with a few spots picking up to 2″.
The snow showers start to taper off around 9 PM tonight, and should be largely out of our region by midnight. As that cold air filters in, it will create black ice on the roads which will remain a concern into Friday morning’s commute. Rural roads could experience ice through Friday and into Saturday morning.