'Another gray day' kicks off work week

Posted December 9, 2013

— Fog, rain and chilly temperatures marked a messy start to the work week across much of the Triangle on Monday.

"It's going to be another gray day today," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

Temperatures were flirting with freezing in the early-morning hours and expected to climb into the 50s by late afternoon. Forecasters were keeping an eye on Person County, where freezing rain fell overnight.

“We’re looking at some showers and temperatures hovering around freezing in Person County,” Gardner said. “Everybody else has to worry about fog and wet conditions on the road.”

Drivers are encouraged to take extra time on the roads during the morning commute.

Still, conditions are improving over Sunday, when nearly a third of North Carolina counties were under some kind of weather alert as rain fell across the area. The state skirted the edge of a powerful storm system that moved across the Eastern Seaboard on Sunday and dumped a foot of snow in some areas, causing power outages and paralyzing traffic.

Although skies will clear Monday, the respite will be brief. Another cold front will come through Tuesday and bring even more rain.

High temperatures will also drop into the 40s, where they will stay for the remainder of the week.


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  • monkeyboy Dec 10, 2013

    nothing like having yesterday morning's news still on the front page. good ol' fear mongering wral...

  • Geez Louise Dec 9, 2013

    Forecast has yet ANOTHER cloudy rainy weekend coming up. Good grief.

  • LetsBeFair Dec 9, 2013

    I'll take gray any day over what I saw in that Philadelphia game yesterday with 8 inches of snow and still coming down!

  • Walkin Man Dec 9, 2013

    It is what it is, stop crying about it. LOL