• Winds, cold temperatures pound Charlotte area

    By: John Ahrens


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Strong winds and cold temperatures will continue pounding the Charlotte area Saturday.

    Temperatures are higher than they have been but the strong wind gusts of 25 mph have kept it feeling like it's below freezing all day.

    Winds will slow down later this evening and by 6 p.m., they will still be in the 10 to 15 mph range, which will mean some bitter wind chills in the low 20s tonight. 

    The weather should be a little brighter on Sunday with calmer winds. As a result, temperatures will reach the mid-40s but an average January day should be in the lower 50s.

    More Arctic air will move in on Monday, causing temperatures to drop back into the teens and highs will barely hit the freezing mark.

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