If temperatures in Charlotte overnight Sunday and early Monday morning generally remain above freezing, the metro area will likely avoid any winter mixing. Instead, the forecast calls for rain.
On Sunday, the National Weather Service issued an alert that parts of the Charlotte area could see sleet, freezing rain and even snowflakes.
But unlike the wintry weather experienced in recent weeks, any winter mix is it is expected to be lightmeteorologists from the NWS office in Greer, South Carolina, said in their dangerous weather forecast bulletin.
“Little to no accumulation of ice or snow is expected before the precipitation changes to light cold rain around noon Monday,” according to the bulletin.
According to local weather forecasts from television stations WBTV and WSOC, the Charlotte Metro is likely to see only rain, with the threat of ice being greater in areas north of Charlotte.
Over the weekend, the NWS issued a dangerous weather warning for Mecklenburg and 10 surrounding counties, including York in South Carolina.
The NWS predicts a high of just 44 degrees in Charlotte on Monday, while the rest of the week is expected to be sunny with warmer temperatures.
The highs are expected to climb to 52 on Tuesday, 57 on Wednesday, 59 on Thursday, 58 on Friday and 60 on Saturday, according to the NWS bureau.
Monday’s wet weather would follow an expected sunny weekend.
Sunday will remain cold, with an expected high of just 46 degrees. That would be a degree higher than Saturday’s high in Charlotte, according to the NWS.
past winter weather
Last weekend, a blizzard in the northeast canceled 150 flights at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Just 0.2 inches fell in Charlotte last weekend as warmer-than-expected temperatures spared the region all the brunt of a storm, the Observer previously reported.
Last weekend’s storm dumped up to 7 inches of snow and left thousands of people without power in the mountains of North Carolina, the Observer reported.
This storm system followed others that brought snow or ice to Charlotte the previous two weekends.
Charlotte broke a 39-year-old record when 1.9 inches of snow fell Jan. 21, the National Weather Service reported.
This story was originally published February 5, 2022 6:07 p.m.