Monday, February 7, 2022 2:24 AM

Freezing rain is possible Monday morning for parts of the Carolinas

Christopher Nunley

A quick-hitting chance for light wintry precipitation is expected overnight into Monday morning for parts of the Carolinas. A weak area of low pressure will develop near the coast of the Carolinas spreading moisture into the region. This moisture will interact with cold air at the surface allowing for the possibility of light wintry precipitation for parts of Upstate South Carolina (the Counties that border North Carolina) and central & western North Carolina early in the day Monday.

Simulated radar Monday morning (pink color depicts wintry mixture)

The temperature profile of the atmosphere suggests temperatures at or below freezing for the aforementioned areas with a warm layer above the surface above freezing. This means snow is not expected, and freezing rain, possibly with some sleet, is expected Monday morning. The precipitation will be short-lived so significant accumulations are not expected but a light glaze cannot be ruled out on elevated surfaces before the freezing precipitation transitions back to rain as temperatures warm above freezing by lunchtime.

A few cities that could see freezing rain include Greensboro (NC), Durham (NC), Winston-Salem (NC), Charlotte (NC), and Spartanburg (SC).

Freezing rain accumulation forecast

No major icing issues are expected but be careful on elevated roadways Monday morning.