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FORECAST: A sunny but cold day for the Carolina's

Big East Coast storm system Friday into Saturday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Today-Friday:

Look for a big drop in temperatures across the area today and into the weekend. Highs will be in the 40s with overnight lows in the 20s through Friday. 

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Winter Storm Chances:

A Nor'easter will develop move up the East Coast. The storm is expected to bring rain and some snow to the Carolina's. Right now, the chance for widespread snow in the Charlotte area is still uncertain, but the system could have significant impacts with much higher snowfall totals from the Mid-Atlantic states into New England. Our chances of another winter storm at the end of the week remain. It's a 40% chance of wintry precipitation. Right now forecast models continue to differ on the exact track of the storm system.

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Parts of the region including the Mountains, will likely see snow but how this system is going to track remains uncertain at this time. Precipitation type, amount and locations become clearer 1-3 days before the event.

The potential for a dangerous drive is possible on Friday night and Saturday morning. Gusty winds and frigid temperatures may bring other impacts to our area regardless of snowfall potential. 

 For the latest updates from the First Warn Storm Team, download the WCNC Charlotte mobile app

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Drought Monitor:

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The newest U.S. drought monitor came out on Jan. 20, 2022. For the first time since early December, the severe drought has been eliminated across the Carolinas.

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