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what is happening right now? >> well, maureen that snow that moved through and created excitement for us today that is moving out. but it's kicking the door wide open for the cold air to roar back into the wbtv viewing area. wind-chill advisories tonight through saturday. saturday night into sunday morning. you have allegheny, ash, watauga and avery county, wind-chills -5 to -15 that is dangerous. do not get stranded tonight or tomorrow night. right now these are your wind-chills. you will see we are down to 14 in boone and already around freezing here in the piedmont. now actual temperatures through 11:00 p.m., about 35 in charlotte. below freezing 40 and into the 20s up across the high country. and boy, we are dive bombing into the 20s and 9 around boone and blowing rock. all right, the snow continues off and on around the high country. that through 11:00 p.m. but for our part quiet we are
34 at 9:00 p.m. and 33 at 11:00 p.m. this is the preview of coming attractions today. monday, a serious winter storm and now, meteorologist lyndsay tapases will break that down for you. >> eric, we have a little bit of a clearer picture on the timing of the snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain. again in the morning this is just snow. and that is because from the ground up to 5,000 feet here we have that cold air that is going to be less than freezing. just plain snow for everyone. and the hourly time stamp as we go forward in time, we are starting to see more warm air move in. first up aloft and then to the ground. as that warm air steadily creeps in first a couple thousand feet up those melted snowflakes will freeze back into sleet into the ice balls and as more warm air moves in that layer of cold air gets thinner and we have the melted snowflakes falling as
air extends not only a couple thousand feet but down to the ground we get rain. here is the time stamp by the end of that graph we are talking 12:00 noon and that maybe early on the timing but it looks like sometime between the afternoon and the evening enough warm air will have moved in that that rain will overcome the snow and ice. eric will have more on the early estimation of amounts that we are anticipating coming and in a couple of minutes. >> and you will want to pay attention to the forecast. especially if you plan to drive monday. the state department of transportation is preparing for the possibility of ice on our roads. steve crump is live and on your side with how they are getting ready. steve? >> yeah, maureen, it's not just the state but the city of charlotte wondering what to do. and right now, it appears that everyone is in the mode of stand by.
before the weekend is over. >> preps began on thursday in charlotte when workers started going over local streets with a brine solution. we found a number of trucks in the stand by mode ready to roll at a moment's notice. so far local crews have treated places that tend to freeze first. >> bridges and overpasses are colder. they are either in the air or down low. next to a creek, a bank and they are colder they will freeze faster. >> we are in a critical situation because we are not sure how the storm is going to move in. >> on many roads preconvention is the key. state transportation officials say it's too early to know when the first wave of workers will be sent to deal with the slick conditions. but jordan expects them to hit the roads before this weekend is over. >> as of right now people in the charlotte area will not see crews brining. we'll make that determination saturday when we have better
>> the city of charlotte has the same mindset. >> we are going to wait until the storm gets closer then we'll evaluate how do we need to tackle it. >> and in getting more information from the state tonight we have information numbers related to the actual budget. what they have managed to spend on snow and ice removal they have a budget of $40 million and they have spent $26 million used for snow and ice removal and there's concern because of not only what is headed our way this weekend but considering the fact that spring is more than a month away. live in west charlotte, steve crump wbtv on your side. >> and if you think it's chilly here in the piedmont tonight, imagine how chilly it is in the north carolina mountains. >> cooler there and they are getting more snow. kristen hampton is live in blowing rock tonight. good skiing weather but the cold could be a problem by this weekend? >> yeah, paul as you say that a
drops the wind-chill down some of the places here in the mountains supposed to go down into the low teens this weekend. they might -- the low single-digits and they might not make it into the teens but that is not stopping the flood of people heading up the mountain here looking for that falling. the roads right now are passable. a couple of slick spots but the d.o.t. is doing a great job keeping those sanded and businesses are loving not only the snow but also the consistent colder weather. snows does not come every week but with the temperatures they can make snow this is prime weather to hit the slopes. >> the conditions are great. we had our kids out taking the first lessons. and had a great time. get our equipment and we are heading out and have a good time.
>> and it should be a good weekend. john is from florida and a couple weeks ago if he made this trip he would have been experiencing some of that same florida like weather. and right now we have the cold and the snow on the slopes it will bring relief for the businesses hoping for the same. live in blowing rock, kristen hampton wbtv on your side. >> hope they have a great financial weekend and reminder that you can share your snow pictures using the hashtag snow btv. here is ashe county. and share pictures and track weather on your smartphone download the wbtv news app. >> a major step in removing toxic coal ash stored near charlotte. the state issued its first ever permit to drain a coal ash pond. the permit applies to the riverbend steam station in mount holly. coal ash removal efforts started in the spring and the permit will allow duke to drain the
duke says the removal of coal ash at the riverbend station will serve as a model for removing ash at 13 other sites in north carolina. >> a court ruling could throw north carolina's primary vote into chaos. state lawmakers announced a contingency plan if it has to redraw district lines. alex giles has new information. >> they announced they have created a joint select committee on congressional redistricting. they will hold meetings across the state one will be here in charlotte at central piedmont community college. the lower courts have a february 19th deadline to redraw the maps. district 12 includes parts of charlotte ordering the districts to be withdrawn was handed down. elections are under way. so you can imagine that is causing problems. we are waiting a supreme court decision on this matter. we will continue following this story.
now right now north carolina's primary is scheduled for march 15th that could change. >> more now on campaign 2016. south carolina's republican primary is eight days away. and it's crunch time for the remaining presidential candidates. anchor jamie boll is here with where the race stands tonight. >> well, maureen one thing is clear donald trump appears to be in good shape to claim another victory next saturday. he has 36% of voter support in a new poll out today. ted cruz in second place with 19%. followed by marco rubio not far with 15%. and jeb bush with 11%. and john kasich at 9%. but that is a bump after his second place finish in new hampshire. trump seems confident about south carolina. he spent his day not there, but in louisiana. his opponents were back in the palmetto state and courting the evangelical vote.
a summit in greenville. carson and ted cruz spoke at a faith-based event at winthrop university. here is why... in the winthrop poll released in december 57% of voters surveyed would describe themselves as born again christians. a second or third place finish could be crucial for candidates who want to stay in the game for up coming contests. after south carolina's primary it's on to nevada. which holds a caucus three days later. maureen? >> and the candidates will make their pitch to south carolina voters in a cbs news debate saturday night. watch it live starting at 9:00 p.m. here on wbtv. >> next at 6:00 students come in contact with an abraysive chemical at school. and we find out what caused dozens of students to develop a rash and the school's response is next. >> and the panthers quarterback is a proud papa. the first picture he shared today of his newborn son.
well, that preview of coming attractions came and went and a bigger winter storm on the backside of this weekend. stay tuned. >> and new on primetime... >> that was the latino vote because we did not vote. people started coming out. >> why this man says voters are wide awake and taking notice now. how much of a role he says they will play in the primaries in south carolina.
on wbtv news is sponsored by... for you all new at 11:00. huntersville police looking to expand it jurisdiction taking over control from cmpd. we are investigating the challenges and why it could be a win-win for both departments and all your breaking news for you at 11:00 p.m. >> thank you. tonight a local elementary school is explaining why dozens of students developed a painful itchy rash. the principal at harrisburg elementary in lancaster county says the students came in contact with an abrasive
used that by accident. michael clark has the steps to keep that from happening again. >> a rash after using the restroom at school. >> she was in pain. she said it burned really bad. she could hardly sit down. >> erica's daughter is one of 32 elementary students to complain of burning and itching after sitting on a toilet. many had to go to the nurse. >> she came to me with three or four kids like they had the same symptoms. >> the principal says an investigation revealed a contracted cleaning company used the wrong chemical on the toilets and did not dilute it properly. >> her hand and not wash her hands or put it in her mouth like what would have happened then? >> leaders gave us a copy of this letter from the cleaning company that states all employees will be retrained on the use of chemicals and applications after what happened.
her legs. >> her little one is feeling better she is frustrated but is glad she got e-mails and a call from the principal. >> it's concerning to happen. but i think the school handled it very well. they made proper notifications and gave us the information on the chemical they used. >> the chemical consume equalizer is used for disinfection it is an epa registered disinfecttant. the parents are glad it was not worse. >> this morning she was still in a little bit of pain and put the cream on it and hopefully she will do good for the rest of day. these types of things happen unfortunately. but i think what is important now is we make sure that everyone is taken care of and it doesn't happen again. >> michael clark wbtv on your side. >> and we want to let you no he that michael reached out to the cleaning company for a at the same time and we are waiting for their response. >> we are seeing the first for for of cam newton's baby boy.
of his son, chosen to instagram. newton is lying between cam's mvp and the trophies. and it says quote i'm missing the one i wanted most. he goes on to say, guess my middle trophy will do for now. it's the best, it's the best. >> and he posted this picture this morning thanking fans for their support. he is posing in front of a picture of mohammed alley and his -- mohammed ali and he thanks the fans. and he goes on... >> cannot wait until next year. let's get rid of this weather we have the winter moving in and eric thomas in the first alert weather center to tell us about big doings all weekend long. >> that is it. we will have a lull between the excitement today and then when we get you into the monday time-frame.
maybe not disruptive but very, very cold. you will see the snow that moved out on the doppler radar. but we want to alert the mountains, yeah, you will get a little bit more working in already there you see it rolling down in kentucky only 120 miles out. do not be shocked if you see more bursts. the hd towercam love that twilight on the city. heading out right now. 36 dpre and a breeze makes it feel like 32. bundle up no question. we talked about the snow again up in the high country through 11:00 p.m. a little bit more coming into your picture. but outside of the mountains not looking for too much in the way of snow and 34 through 11:00 p.m. and back to it. and how long does that snow last up in the mountains? let's roll on it. and some morning it's tapered off by that point. let's cover the mountains and the charlotte area. for us no snow just cold.
country, yes, they are happy. snow and then really frigid up there single-digits just barely above that. 11 . but again the wind-chills we are talking about -5 to -15. please be careful if you are thinking about heading out during the overnight hours. how about this? the regional forecast now we are taking you through 4:00 p.m. start off in the mountains could get a brief snow shower. 5 , wow. 4:00 p.m. on top of beech mountain. upper 20s to 30 in the foothills and how about this? yes, we are not going to get out of the 30s. 37 by 4:00 p.m. that was our high today. and then into the upstate of south carolina mid-30s as well. next up, here we go. sunday, look at this. gathering strength now this is the winter storm heading our way. no it's not an issue by sunday evening but it will be out the door on monday eveningment
warm front and it's to the south that means we are looked into the cold air. there is the freezing line there at 8:00. and anybody north of it is going to be in sleet, freezing rain or snow and that will be the case early on. and then in the how the freezing line works up north of charlotte. we are looking for a change-over to rain. as we get into the afternoon hours but it will be that mixture in the foothills and the catawba valley and by 3:00 p.m., we have that one last island from about hickory up into the mountains where we are expecting that to be snow. and everybody could end up with rain before this is over. the accumulations are ify because, yes, we are looking for 3-6, 4-8 in the mountains but it could get pounded down by the rain. 1-3 along the i40 corridor and down here. that quick change-over to rain we just do not think we will have time to get over an inch of
100%. that is why we will show you this. we are equal. we might get 1-2 inches of snow before it changes and any chance of getting more than 2 inches goes down. your seven-day first-alert forecast cold saturday and sunday and then the winter storm is here on monday and ending as rain on tuesday and the second half of next week is seasonable and looking delightful. how about that? >> and your first alert traffic is sponsored by people's bank. as we check in on i-77 southbound and northbound a lot of volume around tyvola road typical for this time of day. earlier accident i-77 south creating congestion and we are starting to see traffic light problems around the area of mint street and south tryon. and one at west boulevard so traffic light problems in this area.
>> i tell you what's up the nfl fined broncos back 26,000 for grabbing and pulling the face mask of baserunner and taunting the panthers in the super bowl. this is the play in question where it was obvious that he grabbed the face mask and then pulled harder to keep brown from scoring a touchdown. people thought he should have been ejected and postgame interviews he admitted to pulling the face mask but the league ruled he will not be suspended. next year, the nba all-star weekend will be featured in charlotte for the 66th annual event. this year, the city of toronto is in the spotlight. here is the lineup what you can expect. friday is going to tip-off the on court activities with the rising stars challenge. this is the practice from earlier today in toronto. it pits the best rookie and sophomore players. and this year there are no hornets players in the game.
challenge featuring legends and current players. there are no hornets players taking part. and sunday, the all-star game and there are no hornets players this year. maybe next year when it comes here to the queen city. watch third and find round of the pebble pro am tomorrow and sunday. there is a popular name headed to the weekend. a phil mickelson sighting he is
the pro am champ is looking g >> pelley: republicans fight for the christian right and prepare for our cbs debate. tempers flare between the democrats. >> madam secretary, that is a low blow. >> pelley: also tonight, a low blow of cold in much of america. the pope's pilgrimage to mexico. greyhound racing may be neither the end of its run. and steve hartman at a museum of love. >> i built it for other people to see, but it's for me, too. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: now, there are six. the winnowing of republican candidates continued today when dark horse jim gilmore headed for the barn. so a great deal is riding on