CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Drivers, be prepared for slick conditions across the Charlotte area on Thursday. Rain could affect your commute and you could be seeing flurries on your way home.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for most of our neighborhoods starting Thursday morning and going through the evening. The precipitation will begin with a mix of rain and sleet for lower elevation areas. Neighbors in the mountain counties will see some snow starting a little earlier.
The transition to a wintry mix with more snow will occur throughout the evening with the heaviest period for the Charlotte metro being around 9 p.m.
Due to the incoming weather, many schools will be closed Thursday or are doing early dismissal.
- Avery County Schools
- Ashe County Schools
- Catawba County Schools
- Hickory Public Schools
- McDowell County Schools
- Newton-Conover Schools
- Rutherford County Schools
- Alexander County Schools
- Anson County Schools
- Caldwell County Schools
- Cabarrus County Schools
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
- Cherokee County Schools
- Cleveland County Schools
- Gaston County Schools
- Iredell-Statesville Schools
- Lincoln County Schools
- Montgomery County Schools
- Richmond County Schools
- Rowan-Salisbury Schools
- Stanly County Schools
As temperatures drop throughout the evening hours, the precipitation will lean more towards snow throughout the I-85 corridor, but the system will be completely east of the area by 11 p.m.
Parts of upstate South Carolina could see a rain/snow mix, then mostly snow before it moves out Thursday night.
There could be accumulation of up to an inch area on grassy surfaces and elevated surfaces down I-77 into the Rock Hill area, with locally higher totals of up to three inches around the Charlotte metro.
While the precipitation is moving out early Thursday night, there is a chance for overnight refreeze, making your Friday morning commute slick and icy. Sunshine returns Friday morning and will hang around throughout the weekend as temperatures go up.
Thursday: 80 percent chance for rain/snow showers. Dusting possible in CLT. Hi: 53 Lo: 35
Friday: Mostly sunny. Hi: 46 Lo: 23
Saturday: Mostly sunny. Hi: 56 Lo: 24