by: John Ahrens Updated:
CHARLOTTE - The WSOC viewing area is experiencing quite different weather Sunday afternoon compared to Saturday. Rain moving through Charlotte will last the duration of Sunday. It could be heavy at times and there is a potential for thunder.
Temperatures Sunday are only expected to be in the mid 50s. Overnight cooler air will move in and rain could transition to a wintry mix of rain, snow, freezing rain and sleet for the mountains and along the I-40 corridor. A Winter Weather Advisory is in place for these locations through noon on Monday.
Ice accumulations will be low, between a trace and a few-hundredths of an inch. There could be a brief period of wintry mix in Charlotte, but for the most part the Queen City will experience rain. Rainfall amounts through Sunday evening with be near 1 to 1 1/2 inches.
The cool air will continue into Monday and Tuesday, as the highs will be in the 40s. These two days will remain cloudy with a threat of showers. The threat of a wintry mix north of Charlotte exists for Monday night and Tuesday morning.
Conditions will improve on Wednesday. Temperatures will warm back up to the 60s, with sunny skies to wrap up the end of the work week.