'Another gray day' kicks off work week
Posted December 9, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.