CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Light rain slowly moved across the Piedmont area Tuesday morning and cold, dreary weather will stay around for much of the day.
In the mountains snow mixed with sleet and freezing rain until about 10 a.m. Temperatures are in the mid to upper 30s.
The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Ashe, Avery and Watauga counties, where one to three inches of snow accumulated Tuesday morning. The snowfall forced the closures of several public schools in the area.
For the Charlotte region, the fast moving system will just bring rain.
"By 3 p.m. the rain will start moving away toward the coast. It's a fast moving system," said the First Warn Storm Team's Larry Sprinkle.
After the rain moves out, Tuesday night's temperatures will be much colder with lows in the upper 20s, according to the First Warn Storm Team.
Wednesday will be mostly sunny with highs in the low 50s. By Friday, the rain chance increases again, with afternoon temperatures in the upper 40s.