'Winter's not over': Potential for snowfall next week, forecasters say

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Below average temperatures are expected through at least March 7 

The Charlotte metro area COULD see a chance for snow into early next week. It’s no secret that we’ve seen a VERY active pattern with a ton of rain over the last few weeks.

What we haven’t seen is a lot of cold air…until now. A surge of cold air will push into the FOX 46 area Sunday into Monday with expected high temps around 50 and low temps in the upper 20s.

Those below average temperatures are expected through at least March 7. If we get precipitation to coincide with that cold air there is a CHANCE we could get rain to switch over to wintry precipitation.

As of 5 a.m. Tuesday morning models are hinting towards that possibility. Here is what the GFS model is showing for Tuesday: 

"So I’m saying there’s a chance. Now it’s disclaimer time," Meteorologist Nick Kosir said. "Today is Tuesday and I’m talking about the weather for NEXT Tuesday. We are way too far out from this potential 'event' to be forecasting with any certainty." 

However, it's being addressed now for two reasons: 

  • Weather apps are starting to show chances for snow on Tuesday and I want to get out ahead of inaccurate social media buzz.
  • The overall pattern looks fairly good for wintry precipitation. It’s impossible to give specifics this far out but it IS possible to see the correct ingredients STARTING to line up. That’s where we are now.

Stay tuned…more details will be coming.

- Meteorologist Nick Kosir