Strong winds, cold temperatures and, yes, even some snow flurries have hit parts of the Charlotte region on Friday.
Reports of snow flurries started coming in late in the morning in areas north of the Queen City. And around 3 p.m., messages began to pop up on Twitter about flurries in north Charlotte and the University City area.
Unfortunately, the snow won’t last. At least not in Charlotte where the National Weather Service has called for sunny skies and a high of near 45 degrees on Friday. It feels colder, though, because of the wind.
A wind advisory is in effect until noon Saturday for much of the region, with officials saying that wind gusts of up to 40 to 50 mph are possible. The advisory covers more than two dozen counties, including Mecklenburg, Alexander, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln and Union in North Carolina and York County in South Carolina.
But those in the mountains and other areas west of Charlotte could feel even stronger winds. The weather service has issued a high wind warning for all or portions of 14 counties, including in Burke, Caldwell, Buncombe and McDowell counties.