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Snow Coats Streets, Sidewalks in Charlotte

By: WBTV/CBS
By: WBTV/CBS

A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect across our area for a significant winter storm expected to arrive early Wednesday, continuing into early Thursday.

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said Tuesday he signed an emergency declaration, freeing state resources to react as needed.

A light coating of snow through early afternoon today will affect the Charlotte area but this is not the main snow storm, just a little teaser.

Roads will be mainly just wet today, as afternoon temperatures are above freezing.

The main event gets underway early Wednesday and we may see accumulations around six inches in the Charlotte area and even higher amounts north of the city into the foothills and mountains, where 6-8 inches of snow is expected, locally higher amounts in spots.

Sleet and freezing rain will mix into the snow in our southern and eastern counties before it's all over Thursday morning, and so south of I-85, snow accumulations will be cut back; probably no more than about 4 inches.


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