CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The worst of the winter storm is over, but now the Carolinas are dealing with refreezing and black ice.
Overnight, another wintry mix will roll in on the back end of this system ending by the late morning. A burst of snow is expected during the morning commute in the Charlotte area.
All 100 counties of North Carolina are still under a state of emergency. Snow totals for the weekend ranged from little to none in Chesterfield County to a foot and a half in the mountains.
Here are the latest preliminary snow totals with an additional inch or two still possible by Monday morning.
- Piney Creek - 20.5"
- Sugar Mountain - 20"
- Meat Camp - 18"
- Boone - 17"
- Lenoir - 18"
- Taylorsville - 17.5"
- Flat Rock - 16"
- Kings Creek - 16"
- Hickory - 14"
- Morganton - 14"
- Granite Falls - 11.5"
- Statesville - 7"
- Lincolnton - 4.8"
- Salisbury - 4"
- Charlotte - 2.7"
- Concord - 2.5"
- Clover - 1.5"
The low will continue to push off the southeast coast by Monday morning. A high-pressure system to the north is still promoting cold air damming or a cold wedge keeping snow more favorable for the northern Piedmont, foothills, and mountains.
On Monday night, the temperatures are expected to drop, so you can expect refreezing and black ice again for your Tuesday morning commute.
The winter storm warning extends until 2 p.m. Monday for most of us. Counties to the south and east of Charlotte are under a winter weather advisory until 2 p.m. Monday.
Here are some examples of the potential impacts from accumulating ice.
Anything more than 0.25" inches of ice can lead to some power outages due to weight on power lines.
Many have experienced power outages or come across downed trees due to ice. Officials continue to suggest that you stay off the roads if you don't have to drive.
Overnight rain will continue to mix with sleet with snow in the mountains. Amounts will be much lighter than Sunday but could be more widespread.
Officials reminded people to not leave pets outside for long periods of time and bring pets inside when temperatures are below freezing. Additionally, make sure your pet's collar fits. Livestock and other animals are recommended to be moved to a sheltered location with food and water.