Snow in the South is seriously unheard of. The weather is (not shockingly) already warming up around these parts, so the thought of snow seems ludicrous. It's actually going to snow in Charlotte this weekend so queue up the Frozen soundtrack and grab your gloves because your white Christmas is coming late.

According to the National Weather Service 7-day forecast, Charlotte will see its first snowfall of the decade. Saturday's (January 18) forecast says there's an 80% chance of snow before 8 a.m. Some are even reporting it as a first alert.

The high is only around 45 degrees, so hopefully, the snow will stick around for a few hours. Calm winds will hit at 6 mph in the afternoon.

Weekends are definitely for sleeping in, but you might want to skip out on the lazy mornings in bed to enjoy this short-lived snow frenzy. As they always say, the early bird gets the worm.

Charlotte's snowiest winter in 20 years was in 2018, but this isn't exactly going to be a repeat. Don't get your hopes up for a full winter wonderland, but definitely peek outside in the early morning to see what's happening.

It's expected to rain after the snow hits, so make sure to play outside before the flurries turn to water.

Weather predictions are never 100% spot on, so you may get lucky and have enough white fluff to at least build a snowman or make a snow angel.

Definitely blow the dust off your mittens, hats, and parka just in case this turns into a full-blown snow day.

If you're not a huge fan of ice-cold snow, don't worry, because this won't last long. The high is expected to spike back up into the 50s on Sunday and you'll see lots of sunshine.

If you're looking forward to springtime as much as you're looking forward to snow, check out these seven incredible spring hikes that are less than an hour from Charlotte.

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