CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Enjoy one last day of dry (but chilly) weather Friday before an incoming system brings everything from rain to freezing rain to sleet and even snow back to the viewing area over the weekend.
Another day of sunny skies and highs in the 40s is lining up for your Friday with a dry Friday evening ahead. Clouds will increase overnight ahead of our approaching system.
By Saturday morning, some initial bands of moisture from this system will bring snow to the mountains and perhaps foothills with flurries possible along I-40. While all of this will fall as snow at first, warm air moving in aloft by late Saturday will allow for precipiation to be mainlya cold rain for the Charlotte metro and south of I-85 through Sunday. Areas north of I-40 into the foothills appear to have the best chance of seeing a wintry mix develop, with temperatures hovering below freezing at the surface. Ice accumulations of up to a quarter of an inch will be possible.
Looking for snow? The bulk of the snowfall will occur in the mountains, where amounts between 2"-5" will be possible. Snow amounts become lighter the farther south you head, with no snow or sleet acculumation expected for areas along and south of 1-85. This will primarily be a mountains and foothills event. Nevertheless, it is important to keep an eye out for slick roadways across the entire region this weekend!