Frigid temps, black ice threat remain in Charlotte Thursday

by: Vicki Graf Updated:


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It is bone-chilling cold Thursday morning, with some Charlotte neighborhoods in the single digits.

It’s not quite cold enough to reach a record low in the Queen City -- the current record is four degrees -- but since temps are below freezing, there is a major concern for black ice, especially on secondary roads.

Winter weather advisories are in place until noon due to the threat of black ice.

The metro will see plenty of sunshine Thursday, with highs warming to around 37. The good news is that the sunshine and above-freezing temps will melt any snow and ice still left on the roads.

Temperatures will start to warm things up Friday. It will be a colder start to the day, with temps in the teens, but afternoon highs will rebound into the 50s.

It will be even warmer this weekend, with highs in the mid-50s and even 60s by Sunday.

A front will approach Sunday though that will bring the threat of rain. The timing of showers is a little unclear but Charlotte could see sprinkles early Sunday morning and then some showers late in the day.

By Monday, the region will start to get into that Carolina wedge pattern, with cloudy skies and a chance for showers. The threat for clouds and rain will remain all the way through Wednesday.