The North Carolina mountains saw snow, and parts of the Charlotte region were under a wind advisory Monday as cold weather made an appearance early in the week.
And, as if on cue, Queen Charlotte the groundhog saw her shadow Monday, dashing hopes of an early spring.
Things were worse in the foothills and mountains: In Boone, Appalachian State University students had a Monday full of stiff wind and blowing snow.
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Later this week, Charlotte will see temperatures in the 20s, with rain expected Thursday.
Tuesday will be sunny, with a high of 50 degrees and a low of 30. Cleve R. Wootson Jr.