CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolinas are starting their week off with some cold temperatures.

A freeze warning is for NBC Charlotte's entire viewing area until 10 a.m. Monday morning.

The good news is that this will be the coldest morning this week for the Carolinas, with lows expected to be in the upper 30s to low 40s Tuesday morning.


"Winds have calmed locally but the mountains are seeing gusts over 30 mph, making the wind chill around 12 degrees," First Warn Storm Team's Larry Sprinkle said.

Some areas in the higher elevations saw some snow Sunday, from Boone to Beech Mountain.

As for those commuting to work or school Monday morning, First Warn Storm Meteorologist Sarah Fortner said it's important to keep in mind bridges ice before roadways.

Look for much milder weather by Thursday, with highs in the 70s, Sprinkle said.