Colder temperatures expected for today, weekend

Colder temperatures expected for today, weekend

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Updated Friday, Feb 1 at 7:34 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Cold temperatures returned to the Charlotte region on Friday.

After mild temperatures earlier this week, colder air has moved in and will hang around for much of the weekend.

Friday will be sunny, but cold, according to the First Warn Storm Team.  High temperatures will only reach into the upper 30s to around 40 Friday afternoon.

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"Cold air is headed our way and this afternoon we will not get beyond the upper 30s," Larry Sprinkle said. "In the mountains, snow is likely with temperatures in the afternoon at 18 to 20 degrees."

The mountain region will continue to see cold temperatures and the chance for snow on Saturday. Ashe, Avery and Watauga county schools have closed for Friday due weather conditions.

For the weekend, Charlotte temperatures will drop into the teens overnight and into Saturday morning. Saturday afternoon the high will only reach the mid 40s.

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"Tomorrow (Saturday) morning there will be a blast of arctic air," Sprinkle said. "The lower temperatures will be 17 to 20 degrees (for the Charlotte region)."

For Super Bowl Sunday temperatures will start out in the upper 20s in morning and only reach the lower 40s for Sunday afternoon, according to the First Warn Storm Team.

Monday's highs will range from the upper 40s to low 50s. The warmest day next week will be Tuesday, with highs in the mid 50s.

The Charlotte area will see a slight chance of showers on Sunday.

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