Cold Wave to Arrive in Charlotte, NC Tuesday

By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
November 12, 2013; 4:00 AM ET
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While the Charlotte, N.C., area has already had its first frost and freeze of the season, the arrival of arctic air will bring the lowest temperatures so far.

Temperatures will plunge into the 20s Tuesday night and again Wednesday night.

A few communities could receive their first snowflakes of the season Tuesday evening as the arctic air arrives. However, no accumulation is expected around the metro area.

The North Carolina mountains are where the snow may accumulate an inch or two.

A significant snowstorm will not unfold in Charlotte or anywhere across the East Coast this week.

A storm could still strengthen across the western Atlantic Ocean, but should do so far enough offshore to prevent an East Coast snowstorm from unfolding.

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Temperatures will be held to the 40s during the day Wednesday, despite a good deal of sunshine.

Highs in the middle 60s and lows in the lower 40s are more common in Charlotte this time of year.

Temperatures are forecast to rebound to seasonable levels by this weekend. However, some rain is in the offing.

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