Showers to taper off by noon in Charlotte

Showers in the Charlotte region are expected to taper off by noon Wednesday, with the chance for another bout of precipitation returning overnight, according to the National Weather Service.

After sunrise on Thanksgiving, the rain should be entirely gone, Doug Outlaw, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said Wednesday morning.

Slightly more than 3/4 inch of rain fell in the Charlotte over the past 24 hours, Outlaw said. Wednesday’s high is expected to reach 48 degrees. Thursday will be partly cloudy with a high of 51.

Snow, meanwhile, was falling in Blowing Block at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Outlaw reported that snow was covering Interstate 26 near Tennessee and that about 2 1/2 inches of snow had fallen in the Beech Mountain area by Wednesday morning.

Ashe County Schools closed for the day.

Snow showers are expected to redevelop over the mountains Wednesday night, continuing on and off through Thursday morning, with additional light accumulations possible.