by: Keith Monday Updated:CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
After a brief spring fling, arctic chill returns Tuesday as a strong cold front crosses the Carolinas.
Ahead of the front, the Charlotte metro area will see some rain showers and snow showers across the mountains. Winds will also pick up.
Behind the front, temperatures will drop quickly Tuesday night to the teens. It will be the first of four straight nights in the teens.
Highs Wednesday barely get above freezing and the area will stay below the average high of 50 degrees until Sunday. The good news is that the area will stay storm free into early next week.
Friday morning will be the coldest, with a low of 13. During the last cold wave, cold temperatures dropped to 6 degrees, but there were only three straight nights in the teens.