Listen: Mecklenburg County, Bomecklenburg County discussed on WBT's Morning News w/ Bo Thompson
"I come on the radio at five oh, five AM. What's it going to be doing outside as in Monday morning? And before that, I can tell you that we have a winter storm watch now officially in effect tomorrow night through Monday mornings. Let's bring him on the line right now on this Friday morning, the one and only Ray staging from the Weather Channel meteorologist what's going on this morning? Bo jumped to your first question. What's funny about the whole thing is that Monday morning at this time. It could be raining. Yeah. But what will have happened before that? Well, you know, when you get out there, and you may see some tape on the ground, but it looks wet maybe some patches of snow and ice, especially on the back streets, and you might see some pie. You don't wanna just kind of looks ugly on it snows. Yeah. Well that kind of snow yet. Yes. It's going to be that with some snow and ice around. We're still thinking what we've been thinking this week is that the heaviest snow is going to be through Mary's further to the west especially when you get up in elevation into the mountains. So parts of the Piedmont the foot of snow is there going to be twenty inches. I think that's a stretch even for some of the highest peaks, we could get close. But as we walk getting closer to town looks like there's going to be a very wide range of snow and ice totals. Meaning you we can cut Mecklenburg county and half in. If we use eighty-five as that, Mark, and you go to the east of it, and let's just include Charlotte hickory grove Barclay. Downs. Those areas they are down toward Pineville that is an area and just west of eighty five. So let's just put a general area like kind of right in the center of town and a radius of about, you know, not say ten twenty miles probably five to eight inches of snow and ice. So that's what we're thinking right now. Then you go just to the east. You may even get into southeastern eastern Mecklenburg county and points east to that. And people are going to be like, what are you talking about eight inches, and they may only have a slushy inch or slushy one to three inches of snow and ice. And then you go further he it's gonna be all rain. Now, if you go to the west, and you go on the west side, homestead up toward Cadwell Davidson and get back to the Lincoln against stone counties around gastonia, that's where you start going an excess of five inches of snow. That's where we'll start painting like, you know, maybe the eight to twelve inches so gastonia and back toward even ir station. And you get back to our Lincoln ten those areas that could see eight to twelve inches of snow and ice and then further toward the west and north of that you may get an excess of foot of snowfall. So. If you're wondering hill where my going to get you've got to pick your location and just say well from in and around I eighty five I'm probably in that five to eight inch range if I get closer to western Mecklenburg county. My us may start going up and Mecklenburg and the guest on Lincoln county line near told us may start going up a little bit into the eight to twelve inch range, and then if you go east of eighty five the further east, you get your totals will go down. I don't wanna say exponential. But you get it kind of like a bell curve. So you've got this bell curve where you go low. And then you start going hires you go west, and then you start going down as you go further west and over into eastern, Tennessee. So it's really the bulls eye right in parts of the Piedmont and into the mountains. That's where we are going to see most of the snowfall. It's going to be a messy snow here. And you know, that's going to be impactful. The good news is Bo is that it's coming on a weekend. Most people probably just gonna wanna tuck it inside. And he'll pick up some good books or movies. Well, and and so one thing I think we know for sure is that on either side of this. You're going to have reigned you're gonna start with rain tomorrow. And then eventually on Monday, you're going to end with rain. But so if people are looking at exactly when to really start looking for the the white stuff to fall and the the wintry stuff that begins what late Saturday night late Saturday night into Sunday. And it's going to be heavy wet snowfall substantial for power outages. Obviously the roads are going to get slick in. Now, we're going to be fluctuating between probably about thirty two and thirty four degrees. So he may get some sleep. There may be some freezing rain mixed in. There could be some light icing and spots to heal. Meaning that way down the trees a little bit more. I don't I'd probably the storm. Sure you've seen this ball. But you know, when it snows, and you get some gathering of that wet snow on the branches. And then you get a glaze of ice on top of that. And you kind of have that hard coating on top of the snow. It's just now it's going to be one of those kind of things or it's not going to be like where were they call movies Christmas? Snow or it's nice and fluffy. Yeah. Well, certainly not going to be that way. I mean, it would start that way. But it certainly won't finish that way because you comes on top of that. So. And and so again as we point with the bulk of this is going to happen as you point out not on the heaviest it's not a workday for many people on Sunday. But on Monday morning, the commute is it more of a past tense glazing over thing. Or are we still getting some precipitation during that period?."