CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - The first winter storm of the season is set to impact the Charlotte metro area this weekend.
The timing of the storm still remains Saturday evening through Monday evening. Details on what we’ll see are still fuzzy at this time but the track of this storm will be the difference between a cold rain event and an ice/snow event.
If the storm takes a more southerly track there would be a better chance for a snow event. If it takes a more northerly track the Charlotte area would see more of a cold rain.
As of now models are suggesting that the storm could start with a cold rain by late Saturday night. During the overnight hours through Sunday morning, a mixed bag of precipitation is possible: rain, snow, sleet, and freezing rain. This wintry mix could continue through Sunday night before a brief lull in the activity. The storm could switch back over to more of a snow event on Monday as even colder air enters the region.
The chances for winter weather with this system are highest in the mountains with a 50-70 percent chance probability of snow while the piedmont has a 20-40 percent chance.
There is still a lot of uncertainty with this system and the forecast will change so be sure to keep checking in with FOX 46 on air and online for updates.