CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte metro area is seeing slick, potentially icy roads while the mountains, foothills and areas north and west of the metro area are still recovering after seeing heavy snow.
Sunday brought about big-time snow with over one foot likely when all is totaled in many spots.
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Around the metro, it was a mixture of some snow, then lots of sleet and freezing rain. East of Charlotte, mainly a chilly rain occurred for the eastern part of the viewing area.
In the mountains, many have reported more than a foot of snow, with many locations seeing a foot and a half or close to two feet. Some in Boone were saying the town had not had that much snow since 1993. Boone police said the National Guard is even in town to assist with the storm. In the foothills, crews plowed and cleared Interstates 40 and Highway 321, but many secondary roads are still impassable.
In Charlotte, MEDIC says they only answered about a dozen traffic accident calls Monday, and say folks are doing a great job heeding their warnings. Only a select 35 schools are closed by Charlotte-Mecklebnurg Schools on Tuesday.
Governor Cooper also mentioned that the storm has claimed three lives. A clearing sky will be seen Tuesday and more melting will be taking place. Another night of patchy black ice formation is likely for Wednesday morning.
While sunshine will return Tuesday, temperatures will only warm into the mid to uppers 40s. Another cold night is expected Tuesday with additional areas of black ice likely Wednesday morning.
High pressure will keep our forecast dry through Thursday before another low pressure system begins moving in Friday. While the track of this system will be similar to the one we just dealt with over the weekend, it'll be coupled with much warmer air, keeping our precipitation as just rain for the Piedmont and into the mountains.