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FORECAST: Sunny and cold today/Winter storm late Friday

Bitter cold this weekend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Today: 

It will be sunny and cold today with highs in the mid-40s and light winds across the Charlotte area. Thursday night will see cloudy skies and lows dipping into the mid-to-upper 20s. 


Big changes will occur on Friday as the weather takes a turn. It will be dry during the daylight hours with building rain chances for late afternoon into the evening. Highs will be in the upper 40s.  There's a chance of rain in the afternoon and evening with a change to snow in the evening through early Saturday morning.

Snow chances: 

A trace to 2 inches of snowfall is possible for Charlotte. Here's a look at a snowfall map for the Charlotte area and even higher amounts for the mountains. A nor'easter will develop and move up the East Coast. 

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Timeline & impacts: 

Prepare for hazardous driving conditions Friday night into Saturday. Expect some areas to have snow-covered roads, slick, and windy weather. This type of weather could delay or even postpone some of your plans due to travel difficulties. In addition, it's going to be very cold from sunrise to sunset Saturday with wind chills in the teens and 20s. 

Credit: wcnc
Credit: WCNC
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