Snow possible north and east of Charlotte

Communities to the north and east of Charlotte can expect a “dusting” of snow on Tuesday, while city residents can expect cold temperatures and strong winds to start their week, according to the National Weather Service.

“There could still be some snow to the north of Charlotte, but it’s really not going to amount to much,” meteorologist Doug Outlaw said. “We just expect a few hours of either light snow falling or a mixture of rain and snow.”

Those communities that can expect snow Tuesday include Salisbury and Mocksville, he said. He added that areas west of Lincolnton can also expect a light dusting.

The low temperature for Charlotte was expected to be about 31 degrees on Monday, with the high temperature reaching 52.

On Tuesday, the high temperature is expected to be 49, with the low dropping to 26.

“It’s going to be quite breezy on Tuesday afternoon,” said Outlaw, noting that winds in the area are expected to be about 20 mph, with wind gusts up to about 34 mph.

“That cold, there could be concern for the peach blossoms, if the peach crop is damaged by the cold,” Outlaw said.

Temperatures will continue to warm through Friday, when they will reach 66, and “there is a really good chance of showers and maybe a few thunderstorms on Friday,” Outlaw said. Elisabeth Arriero