Bundle up, Charlotte. ‘Blustery’ week ahead, meteorologist says.

Bundle up, Charlotte. You’re not likely to see a morning above freezing for most of this week.

A storm system affecting the Northeast will create “blustery” conditions for the Charlotte region this week, with temperatures dropping several degrees below normal, said National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Horne.

“It’s going to be notably chillier on Monday,” he said, adding that there is also a chance of light rain throughout the afternoon and into the evening. The low temperature will be about freezing in the morning and will climb to the mid-40s by Monday afternoon, he said.

Tuesday and Wednesday will be drier than Monday, with more wind and more sunshine, Horne said. The lows in the morning will hover around freezing, with the highs reaching the lower 50s.

“There’s this big East Coast storm cranking up Tuesday into Wednesday that’s going to affect the coast and the Northeast,” Horne said. “We’ll be on the back side of that. It’s going to be very windy and chilly.”

The winter conditions will remain through the end of the week.

“The storm system affecting the coast and the Northeast is very slow to move and very slow to evolve,” Horne said. “We’re going to be in that circulation. That’s why it’s really not going to warm up before Friday.”

By the weekend, Horne said, high temperatures should return to normal for this time of year – the mid-50s.