Colder temps hang around; snow in mountains

Colder temps hang around; snow in mountains

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 6:11 AM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 26 at 5:19 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Rain moved into the Charlotte region Sunday but will slowly move out by Monday afternoon.

The Charlotte region saw the heaviest rain during the early morning hours before tapering off to lighter, more scattered showers.

The cold front also brought snow to the mountain region for Monday. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the mountains for Sunday night into Tuesday afternoon.

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Snowfall accumulations 5-8" and wind gusts near 50 mph can be expected during this time frame. Ashe, Avery and Watauga County schools are closed due to the weather.

A Freeze Warning is in effect through 9:00 a.m. Monday for the following counties: Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln and Rowan.

A Freeze Watch is in effect for Monday night into Tuesday morning for the following counties: Alexander, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Chester, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Union and York.

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Tonight will be partly to mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures across most of the area will drop below freezing. Lows will be near 30°. Snow showers will continue in the mountains.

Snow showers will continue in the mountains through Tuesday night. Tuesday will be mostly cloudy and cool, with highs near 50°.

A fast-moving disturbance will try to squeeze out a few showers on Tuesday.

Rain chances are at a low 30%, but temperatures early Tuesday could be cold enough to mix a few snowflakes in with the rain drops.

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