Wendel said colder air aloft will move over the Tar Heel State Sunday night and Monday, turning some rain into snow.
"The mountains will start to see the transition Sunday night while areas along I-40 could experience a change over during the day on Monday," he said.
A winter weather advisory was issued for Avery country from Sunday night into Monday. A winter storm warning was also issued for Ashe, Avery and Watauga counties from Sunday night to Monday.
Wendel said those in the foothill and the high country may wake up to two to six inches of snow.
"This will be a wet, heavy-type snow that will weigh down on some trees," Wendel said.
The area along I-40 will see a cold rain Sunday and Sunday night while some snow is expected mix with the rain Monday.
Will viewers in the foothill be able to build a snowman? Wendel said not so fast.
"Any accumulations in the area will be on elevated surfaces such as cars, decks or trees," Wendel said.
However, if there is a quick burst of snow, the grassy areas in the foothills may briefly turn white, Wendel said.
"If you are traveling, it is the mountain and foothill communities that will have a medium impact to the roadways. Low impact can be expected here in Charlotte." said Wendel.