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A dangerous winter storm combining high winds and ice swept through the Carolinas on Sunday, knocking out power, felling trees and fences and coating roads with a treacherous, frigid glaze.
Winter Storm Warning- until 6 p.m. Monday: Avery
High Wind Warning- until 10 p.m. Monday: Ashe, Watauga
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(WATCH BELOW: Monday afternoon’s forecast update with Meteorologist Keith Monday)
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Scroll below for the latest updates on winter weather and road conditions:
- Monday’s highs reached into the 40s allowing for some of the snow and ice to melt.
- Roads will freeze over again overnight leading to slick travel conditions in the morning.
- Tuesday and Wednesday will be clear with highs in the mid-to-upper-40s in the Charlotte area.
- Rain is likely Wednesday night.
- Thursday highs will be in the mid-40s with rain in the forecast.
- The potential for more wintry precipitation is in the forecast as the weekend approaches.
- One computer model has the system arrive Friday and leave Saturday.
- Another model gets here Saturday.
- “There is significant uncertainty as to what will take place by the end of the week/weekend,” Meteorologist John Ahrens said.
Due to winter weather conditions, school district across our area are starting to announce plans and changes to classes on Tuesday.
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Emergency shelters that were activated across Mecklenburg County in response to the severe weather impacting the Carolinas are being demobilized Monday.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management Office, in partnership with the American Red Cross and the town of Matthews, opened four shelter locations in Charlotte, Huntersville and Matthews on Sunday, according to a release from the office.
The Hopewell High School and Crews Recreation Center locations were demobilized at 7 a.m., and the Mallard Creek High School and Central Piedmont locations will demobilized at noon.
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- Temperatures will not rise above freezing until Monday afternoon.
- With low temperatures, the rain freezes on contact with the ground, creating icy conditions. Black ice is a big threat.
- Full sunshine returns Monday, so we will warm up to near 40 degrees by the afternoon.
- Any ice that doesn’t melt will refreeze Monday night into Tuesday morning, as temps fall to below freezing overnight.
- Be prepared for several days of impact!
- Expect more sun Tuesday, and more melting with highs in the mid 40s.
- Rain chance to move in late Wednesday, but it looks like just the mountains could see some snow.
- We will watch another system on Friday that could bring another wintry mix areawide though.
Winter storm brought snow, sleet, ice to the Carolinas Sunday
A winter storm combining high winds and ice swept through parts of the U.S. Southeast on Sunday, knocking out power, felling trees and fences and coating roads with a treacherous, frigid glaze.
More than 1,800 NCDOT employees in 1,200 trucks applied nearly 10,000 tons of salt while plowing essential routes by 3 p.m. Sunday.
Tens of thousands of customers were without power in North Carolina and South Carolina Sunday evening, including 10,000 Duke Energy customers in the Charlotte area.
Highway patrols reported hundreds of vehicle crashes across the Carolinas, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said it responded to 53 wrecks Sunday.
The winter storm also impacted airlines, with more than 1,200 Sunday flights at Charlotte Douglas International canceled – more than 90% of the airport’s Sunday schedule, according to the flight tracking service flightaware.com.
Flight cancellations continued into Monday, with American Airlines, which operates 90% of CLT flights, canceling more than 100 flights for Monday.
Ahead of the storm, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster issued state of emergencies as workers in both states spent days getting state roads ready for the storm — particularly preparing for ice.
>> For our minute-by-minute coverage of the winter storm Sunday, click here.
(WATCH BELOW: Tens of thousands of Duke Energy customers lose power across Carolinas due to winter storm)
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