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winter storm warning tonight as we brace yourselves for monday morning. good evening. thank you for joining us tonight. i'm sharon smith. we are glad you are here and we do have some school closings and delays to tell you about now. ash, avery, catawba county schools all closed tomorrow. union county schools will operate on a two-hour delay. you can stay up to date with all the closings and delays. just go to our website, wbtv.com/closings. we are sending it street to meteorologist lee brock who is breaking down how the weather will be changing tonight. way. temperatures are below the freezing mark. your actual high temperature in charlotte, 29 . never even hit 30. 28 in charlotte. 21 in waynesboro. 26 in shelby and 15 if you are in boone. we have snow showing up over the area right now. here's the thing. a lot of what you see, other than in the mountain communities, that's not reaching
we have a very dry atmosphere. we'll have to moisten up the atmosphere. it will be later tonight when we see the snow falling to the ground. tomorrow, we have a winter storm warning for avery, ash, caldwell, burke, the rest except for a couple south carolina counties have a winter weather advisory until monday at 7:00 p.m. here's the system we are watching. there you see the snow already falling making progress farther and farther to the east so yeah it's just a matter of time before it impacts us. here are the temperatures the next several hours. notice we stay below freezing. the cold above the surface that change things up. that will be the case this time. tomorrow morning, heading out the door, first thing monday morning t could be messy. probably the worst of this is going to be the first thing on your day monday. not good news. 28 your temperature. a mix of kind of sleet and snow heading into your morning hours.
in the mountain counties, that's in the charlotte area and also the foothills but the mountain counties, a snowy start for you. in boone, ash and watonga county area, 11 for your start-out temperature. you should see several inches of snow on the ground continuing from what you saw today. a messy monday. i'm going to detail all of the forecast in just a little bit and when it's finally out of here. i've got that, too, coming up in just a bit, sharon. >> all right. thank you, lee. and as you just said the conditions will get colder. it was already dangerously cold today. crews are prepared to keep you safe tonight. sarah blake morgan braced the cold weather. she is live now at one of the charlotte transportation facilities how is it looking out there, sarah blake? >> you are right, it's very cold but right now at the c-dot yard, not a lot going on. give it a few hours and the scene will exchange. about 36 crews are expected here around 9:00, load up in the trucks and hit the road to keep
but this is not the first efforor they are taking. both c-dot and ncdot have already started treating roads around the area. the state started brining roads this morning at 10:00 a.m. using 27 trucks just in mechlenburg county alone. they will come back in at 3:00 a.m. as for the city of charlotte, their crews have been working the past couple of days to brine bridges and overpasses along with hospital entrances and identified emergency locations. if roads get bad in the morning, at home. if you can't, take the advice of this man from the midwest. >> you can't do anything sudden. the car's going to do what it's going to do. so you just need to give it plenty of space and if something happens, don't try to make a quick move because the car's just going to go somewhere you don't want it to go. >> i actually just got a tour of this yard. there's lots of salt, lots of brine being made here.
streets around 9:00. their best advice if you have to go in to work tomorrow morning which a lot of you probably will have, if you can just delay it, just a little bit, that will improve your chances of getting work -- to work safely, but of course at 11:00 we will bring you another live update and we will get you some shots of these crews heading out to the streets. >> all right. good information. thank you. south carolina d.o.t. crews already pretreated areas of the greatest concern today. they have equipment ready for immediate response if it's needed. over a dozen scarfs are tied to trees in ramire bearden park for those who might not have what they need to keep them warm. there are notes tied to each one but no name on who left them. you can stay up to date as the temperatures continue to plummet with our free wbtv weather app. you can find it on the app store. just in right now, a lockdown on arkansas state university has been lifted after a false alarm caused several law
on the campus. this afternoon, there were several reports of gunmen wearing all black on campus. it turns out that they were students filming a video project and the gunmen were just actors. it has been confirmed that no gunmen were on that campus. new tonight, we have learned one person died in a car crash late last night in lincoln county. it happened about 8:00 on highway 150. we are working to get more information from the trooper who was there on scene. we will bring you that information as soon as it comes in to our newsroom. pope francis continues touring mexico holding holy mass to a crowd of hundreds of thousands of people today. and one of the american women who contracted zika virus suffers from more complications
a chicago woman who was infected with the zika virus has miscarried now. samantha mahia is one of the three people in illinois who has the virus. she and her husband are worried for his family in honduras. >> i mean his sister is pregnant right now. so, you know, we are very concerned for her and her baby. we don't really know what's going to happen in the future. >> a man and another pregnant woman are the other two zika patients in illinois. we are taking a look at the latest poll numbers after the big g.o.p. debate in south carolina last night. that is coming up after the break. and we already have cold weather in place. we have snow coming this way. a winter mix for others and then
texas yesterday. flowers were set outside the supreme court today honoring the justice. flags are still at half staff tonight. his body was escorted to a funeral home in el paso, texas early this morning. he will remain there until monday. his death certainly affecting campaign 2016. in the final week before the south carolina primary, a new cbs news poll shows donald trump with a commanding lead there. craig boswell has the latest from greenville, south carolina. >> reporter: florida republican senator marco rubio was outlooking for votes in south carolina. >> if you nominate me we will grow and unifie this party and country. >> he's riding a wave after saturday night's debate. 32% of republicans and independents in a cbs news poll declared him the winner. >> i thought rubio did a very nice job. >> donald trump finished second in the poll. the billionaire businessman clashed with rubio and senator ted cruz. >> right now today as a
taxpayer funding for planned parenthood. i disagree with him on that. that's a matter of principle. >> you are the single biggest liar, you probably are worst than jeb bush. >> the sudden death of supreme court justice antonin scalia has also been on their minds. >> should president obama not nominate someone to the supreme president? >> i think he should nominate someone now. >> yeah. he has a choice and the ability to do that. >> obama may nominate somebody but it won't get through the senate this year. >> for the democrats, bernie sanders made the rounds on subject day morning news programs while hillary clinton campaigned in nevada. former president george w. bush plans to campaign with his brother in charleston tomorrow making his first public foray into the 2016 race. and, going to be cold down there, too, i imagine. just cold all up and down the east coast, really. >> it's cold now.
the next couple of days but in the meantime, we've got a big bump in the road. that's going to be our monday. actually sunday night and monday. let's take a look. for now, it's not so bad outside. we have basically dry conditions just about everywhere. it looks like over the charlotte area, there are snow flurries falling but most of that is not reaching the ground. here's tower-cam. not a bad looking night. the calm before the storm is what you might want to call it. here are your temperatures. we have a 15- temperature in boone. 24 in hick tri. 27 in salisbury. 29 in rock hill. everyone is at or below the freezing mark right now. 6:43 in the evening and we are already below freezing. so, overnight, we aren't going to get above the freezing mark. we aren't going to see timothy mcveighs going up. we already have a winter weather -- we aren't going to see temperatures going up. we also have a winter storm warning in effect for the higher elevations for burke and caldwell county even over into alexander county. that is already in place because
coming this way. we have snow showers. the precipitation is already outside. dew points are just way too low to support a whole lot of snow making its way all the way to the ground. there are scattered areas look at the snow back north of us into kentucky, west virginia,virginia, and that's what's coming our way. heading into tomorrow, first thing in the morning in charlotte, 28 is your temperature. we are probably looking at a winter mix. maybe not waking up to snow. you may see a few flakes very early in the morning before the sun comes up but mainly a winter mix is what we will be seeing. by the middle of your day, 32 is the temperature. we are likely back to just plain rain and that lasts into the afternoon hours. 37 is your afternoon high. so, after the morning commute, after the first part of your morning, we should be seeing mainly just rain. so, here's how things play out. high pressure is in place off to the east.
around a high pressure system. so, already we are starting to see that wind coming out of the south. down to the south of us out to the west anyway we have a low pressure system coming this way. that's going to start to make some progress by monday morning at 7:00 a.m. notice the warm front to the south of us but still our wind is out of a warmer direction. it's not just the surface temperature that we are worried about. it's the temperature above the surface. that's where we have that melting and that's why we aren't looking at plain snow this event, even if you do have a temperature below freezing in the morning. second half of your day, notice the warm front. still not to the north of us. but the more we pull in that wind out of the south, the warmer temperatures especially above the surface are going to get. we start to see that scaling back as far as frozen precipitation is concerned turning over to just plain rain. 5:00 a.m. tuesday morning, it's overnight monday night into tuesday morning we see the fortunately after the really cold air moves out. heavy rain by 5:00 a.m. this cold front moves through during the morning hours, pushes
it by the second half of tuesday. let's take everything away but just the precipitation. by 6:00 a.m. on monday, many areas will see precipitation. it's a winter mixu from charlotte into south carolina. heading through the morning hours many of us see this turn over to freezing rain for the first part of your day. by the middle of your day, lunchtime, we are still seeing a couple pockets of the freezing rain mainly in the foothills communities where just plain rain in the charlotte area. it's interesting that several of the models are now pulling in a little bit warmer air above the surface in the highest elevations so even you could see a turn over to rain. by 10:00 p.m. we are done with the frozen precipitation. heavy rain moving through the charlotte area by 4:00 a.m. then finally moving out of here. we will see the end of it before you know. it in the meantime here's what we are looking at as far as totals. snow, ice, everything.
closer to the foothills communities, one to two inches are possible. two to four in the highest elevations, avery, ash, watonga, you have already seen snow today. this is on top of today of course. in the charlotte area, most of the models are not putting out much of anything at all up to almost an inch. we won't see a whole lot at least in the charlotte area. let's look at our wbtv weather app. you can certainly check this out to see where the snow is, what kind of precipitation is falling in your area and really stay on top of things. 26 tomorrow morning. a winter mix to start your day turning over to rain. 37 your high. 36 on tuesday morning. so, we stay above freezing just plain rain. 54 is your tuesday high temperature. rain early, moving out of here. we are dry for wednesday and thursday in the 50s. 60s before you know it. we will be done with the snow just be extra careful first thing tomorrow. there's your forecast. we will send things to you ashley for a check of sports. >> thanks, lee. well let's start with a little
the tar heels hosting the pittsburgh panthers earlier today in a nice little a.c.c. matchup. 8:43 in the first half, meek blocks robinson and page gets the ball on the break for the slam. that would make it 25-17u.n.c. then nice little slow-mo replay. all right. 1:34 remaining in the first half. tar heels leading by 10. nice little passing game here. justin jackson to johnson for the baseline slam making it 39-27. now to the second half robinson trying to keep pittsburgh in the game. he hits the jumper to make it a 10-point game. 13:02 in the second half, page going to steal the ball and get the ball back on the other end for the three pointer. then 5:07 in the second half, it's 76-52 u.n.c. joe berry going to steal the ball for the layup. tar heels get the big win over
final scar 85-64 u.n.c. nba all star weekend underway. yesterday players selected to play in the 2016 all-star game had practice. this will be kobe bryant's 18th and final all-star game. the game will be at 8:30 on t.n.t. in the fourth quarter, the nba will reveal the all-star logo for the games in charlotte next year. saturday night festivities including the skills competition, the three-point contest and something everyone is still talking about today. the slam dunk contest. right here. defending champ zach levine going to go around the back and finish with the reverse right hand jam. he would get a perfect 50 on that. in the second round, orlando's gordon throws down the one-hand jam while holding his head with the other hand. he says that's what i'm talking about. he would get a 50 on that one, as well. awesome stuff and the mascot on
well -- mm-hmm. that it's how we all felt. in the final, gordon going to use stuff once again. he would go over the mascot under both legs and finish with the reverse one-hand jam. gordon would grab another 50 for that one. levine off the bounce going to go through the legs and finish with the reverse two-hand jam. another perfect score. later, levine going to need a 48 to win. he would jump from just inside the free-throw line, go through the legs coming up and throw it down with the right-hand. here it is. now he would go back to back. he also won last year. i mean awesome stuff. think it's safe to say the slam dunk competition is back. count down until next year when all those awesome competitions will be held here in the queen city. all across america families are coming back to time warner cable for a whole new experience. we came back for internet speeds so fast even the kids are impressed. oh she's impressed. we're catching up on movies and shows on demand
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guess it's the big one that's out there. i guess we are all focused on winter. >> a winter mix. higher elevation just snow. 26 tomorrow morning mainly a winter mix. not a whole lot of snow. we could see light accumulations in the charlotte area, well less than an inch. afternoon high temperature after everything turns over to rain, 37 on tuesday. >> all hey, guys, it's annie. now, if you're anything like me, you're always looking for ways to save money, especially when it comes to your weekly grocery trip. well, with walmart every day low prices, saving money while keeping the pantry full... that's easier than you think. in head-to-head shopping, the total at walmart beat that of bi-lo. charlotte, the total amount saved at
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