NWS Predicting A 46% Chance of Snow In Charlotte This Week


Charlotte could be seeing some snow over the next couple days as a powerful cold front blows through our area.

According to the National Weather Service, Charlotte has a 46% chance of receiving at least some snow on Tuesday;

and a 16% chance of seeing at least 1 inch of snow;

The NWS released the following statement about the incoming storm;

“A strong cold front will cross the area on Tuesday. Very cold air will move in behind the front with snow possible mainly across the high elevations of the mountains beginning early Tuesday morning. A significant accumulation of snow is possible at elevations above 3500 feet by Tuesday afternoon. Lesser amounts of snow are possible across the mountain valleys and the North Carolina foothills. Very windy conditions are also possible, resulting in very cold wind chill values Tuesday night through Wednesday night. Average temperatures may also be nearly 15 degrees below normal Wednesday and Thursday which could cause significant impacts.”

The weather channel is predicting a low of around 20 in Charlotte and a 90% chance of precipitation on Tuesday;

If you moved here from Ohio or New York (like myself), you may be rolling your eyes, but if you’re from Florida or California, you might need to make some changes to prepare for the coming winter temperatures.

To prepare your car, top off all your fluids, especially your oilpower steering fluid, and antifreeze. You’ll also want to check your tires and make sure your air pressure is over 32 PSI.

To prepare your home, make sure to drain all fountains and exterior water fixtures. Always let at least one of your faucets drip to avoid freezing pipes. Consider buying a humidifier if you’re sensitive to dry air. If you have an older home with older windows, investing in some shrink film insulation will save you a ton on your heating bill.

To prepare yourself, buy some thermal gloves, a warm hat, and a winter jacket. If you’re going to spend any length of time outside, you may even want to consider buying an electric heating jacket.

If you have a pet – make sure to read our article about how to keep your furry friend warm!