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.
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.
As millions prepare to take part in Memorial Day weekend events, showers, storms and a potential tropical system could threaten outdoor activities and travel plans during the extended weekend.
Summerlike warmth will make it feel like the 90s F at times in the eastern United States through Memorial Day weekend, despite localized rainfall.
An area of showers and thunderstorms near the Bahamas has the potential to develop into a tropical system and impact part of the East Coast of the United States during Memorial Day weekend.
The threat for severe weather, including tornadoes and flash flooding, will expand across the central United States through the end of the week.
As summer approaches, sun protection becomes a vital part of daily activity.
A large tornado moved dangerously close to Dodge City, Kansas, on Tuesday afternoon, tracking just west of the center of the city.
New York, NY (1979)
A one-hour and 18 minute delay between the Pirates and Mets game due to fog.
Dallas, Ft. Worth Texas (1982)
Flooding rains in Dallas, Ft. Worth, area; over 2" in most places. Total rainfall of 13" at this point of the month, making it the wettest May since records began in 1898.
Wesley, LA (1991)
Heavy rain (25th-26th) resulted in widespread flooding. One hundred-sixty homes -- 80% of the total number of houses in town -- received structural or water damage. A total of 6.5" of rain fell in 2-1/2 hours.