Heavy rain moves away, cold temps. blow in

Credit: Gary Williams Jr.

Neighbor's back yard on the Greenway in South Charlotte.


by MEGHAN DANAHEY / First Warn Storm Team


Posted on December 22, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 24 at 6:20 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- As heavy rain makes its way out of the area, cool temperatures move in.

Rain inpacted the area through Monday afternoon, with .05" to up to 2.6" falling.

A flood warning is currenlty in effect for Gaston County and is expected to last through Tuesday.

The N.C. Department of Transportation is working to clear affected roads safely and efficiently. As of Monday evening, several roads remain closed:
In Mecklenburg County, the following roads have been reported to have standing water:
•    Steele Creek Road (N.C. 160) north of Hamilton Road; and
•    North Tryon Street (U.S. 29) south of Clark Boulevard.
In Cabarrus County, the following roads are closed due to flooding:
•    Stallings Road between Middleton Circle and Quail Hollow Drive;
•    Pharr Mill Road between Rocky River Road and Sequoia Hill Road;
•    Bowman Barrier Road between Long Run Farm and Mount Pleasant city limits;
•    Barrier Road at Irish Potato Road; and
•    Lambert Road at Hahn Scott Road.

In Stanly County, the following roads are closed due to flooding:
•    Gold Branch Road at Willie Road
•    Gold Branch Road at Bell Road
•    Rogers Road
•    Flint Ridge Road
•    Old Mill Road
•    Poplin Road
•    Booger Hollar Road
•    Bridgeport Road
•    Hills Ford Road

In Catawba County, the following roads are closed due to flooding:
•    Rock Ford Road bridge over the South Fork of Catawba River.


Colder, drier air will start to filter in by late afternoon and evening.

Temperatures will nosedive all the way into the teens in the mountains by Tuesday morning.

It will feel significantly colder across the Charlotte area Monday night into Tuesday morning. Lows early Tuesday will be in the low 30s. 

Tuesday's high temperatures will stay in the low 40s in the Piedmont even under sunny skies.

A few snow flurries will end in the mountains Tuesday with only a dusting in spots expected. Highs will stay in the bitter cold teens and 20s across the High Country.

Christmas Day will see a morning low in the low 20s in Charlotte. The high temperature will only reach into the low 40s with full sunshine.