As Raleigh hovers in the 30s, light snow falls near Charlotte

April 2, 2019 GMT

Tuesday will feel more like January than April, meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said, as cold air accompanies rain throughout the state.

Temperatures were in the 30s across central North Carolina on Tuesday morning, and western counties like Moore, Chatham and Alamance could see some sleet. The ground isn’t cold enough to keep anything sticking, Gardner said.

Counties farther to the west, near Charlotte, saw a light snow on Tuesday morning. Snow was reported in Cabarrus, Chester, Lancaster and Union counties, according to NBC Charlotte.

A low-pressure system hugging the coast will bring showers to the Triangle by 9 a.m.

That rain will slowly move east, tapering off in the area around 4 p.m.

“We may get pretty luck in terms of our commute times,” Gardner said. “It doesn’t look like we’re going to have a lot of rain for our morning commute, and it really starts to move out during the evening commute, at least around the Triangle.”

Temperatures in the Triangle will get into only the mid-40s thanks to a high-pressure system funneling cold air in from Canada.

Wednesday and Thursday will be quiet, though, with temperatures rising near 70.

There’s a 40 percent chance of rain Friday, and the high temperature will be in the mid-60s.

But Saturday and Sunday will be close to 80 degrees, and skies will be calm again.

“The weekend is looking warmer and warmer and nicer and nicer,” Gardner said.