This weekend, people in the Charlotte region donned hats and gloves and took to snowy hills with sleds as the area experienced its first accumulating snow in two years.
Next weekend, shorts and tank tops might be in order.
Temperatures hovered in the 20s early Sunday but were expected to slowly climb throughout the week, reaching an estimated high of 67 degrees by Saturday, according to forecasters.
Snow accumulations varied considerably, depending on whether a location was in the path of the stronger snow shower cells. There were reports of 4 inches from York County, and the National Weather Service said 3.5 inches was measured a few miles south of Gastonia.
But less than a half-inch accumulated in Mooresville. Across Lake Norman, the eastern Lincoln County community of Denver got 2.5 inches.
Two people were killed in traffic incidents where weather may have been a contributing factor. A woman in Gaston County was killed while waiting for crews to help her retrieve her vehicle after it slid off the road. Another vehicle lost control on the same spot and struck her, authorities said.
And police in Charlotte say they were trying to determine whether icy conditions were a contributing factor in a fatal wreck on Tyvola Road around 3 a.m. Sunday morning. Police have charged the driver with driving while impaired but said Tyvola Road had patches of ice in the area where the single-vehicle wreck occurred.
Monday will be sunny with a high of 54 degrees. Staff writer Steve Lyttle contributed.
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