Updated:CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
One of the coldest nights that Charlotte has seen so far this year is coming our way on Sunday night.
The Charlotte area will be very close to the freezing mark by 11 p.m. On Monday morning the Charlotte area is expected to be at 19 degrees.
The weather will stay nice and quiet before a storm that is moving through the southern Rockies makes it way toward the east coast. With it, rain will start early on Tuesday morning and will continue through the rest of the day into Wednesday.
The storm is expected to be a very heavy rainmaker, one of the biggest storms Charlotte has seen in months – at least 1 to 2 inches will be possible.
As this storm pulls away Wednesday afternoon, cold air will try to get in and change some of that rain to snowflakes.
At this point Severe Weather Center 9 expects the cold air will not be deep enough for any major winter threat in Charlotte. We may see a few snowflakes mixed in with the rain late in the day on Wednesday. There will be more of a winter threat will be in the Northern Foothills and Mountains.