Cold temperatures hang around for today

Cold temperatures hang around for today

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by FIRST WARN STORM TEAM

WCNC.com

Posted on March 3, 2014 at 8:44 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 5 at 6:12 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte flirted with record cold temperatures Tuesday morning with lows in the 20s.

The Charlotte region woke up to windy but dry conditions. There were no reported issues of black ice on area roads.

Alexander County, Anson County, Iredell-Statesville and Montgomery County schools were opening  two-hours later due to the weather.

Both state and City of Charlotte crews pretreated the roads with salt Monday afternoon and evening. 

After heavy sleet and some scattered snow flurries, some trucks spread a brine-salt mixture on bridges and overpasses.

It has been a drastic change in weather for Charlotte with temperatures on Monday more than 38 degrees colder than this past weekend.

A cold front ushered in the drastic change in temperatures. Monday started in the upper 50s to low 60s around midnight.  By 7 p.m. temperatures dropped into the low 30s and in some locations the 20s.

A wintry mix moved through the Charlotte area with only scattered light precipitation through 8 p.m.

Rain, sleet and snow was reported from upstate South Carolina through the Piedmont of North Carolina.
 

Extended forecast for the rest of the week

The rest of the week remains colder than average, and we could even see another close call for ice Thursday. 

The weather system that passes through Thursday could start as a little freezing rain but then transition over to a cold rain before moving out by Friday.
 

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