CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A winter storm system will bring the potential for up to two inches of snow in Charlotte Thursday with First Warn chief meteorologist Brad Panovich expecting a refreezing overnight into Friday.
"Lots of mixing of sleet and rain Thursday and warm surface temps cause lots of melting," Panovich explains. "After sunset things could get dicey as we drop well below freezing."
Panovich says the snow will start as rain Thursday morning before switching to snow as the day goes along. The current timeline has the rain changing over to sleet and eventually snow around 3 p.m. The snow is expected to track across the Charlotte metro until around 7 p.m. when it moves east.
In his forecast, Panovich laid out different scenarios that could change the finals accumulations -- showing scenarios for "busts" and "booms" for different parts of the region, in addition to the most likely snowfall potential.
The Charlotte area is most likely to see up to two inches of snow. Panovich says accumulations will be difficult to forecast because of sleet mixing in, which decreases the snow totals. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the entire Charlotte area until Friday.
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