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Temps expected to stay above freezing overnight

Posted March 1, 2015

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— Temperatures are expected to stay at or above freezing overnight Sunday as the Triangle recovers from icy roads early Sunday morning.

Slippery road conditions led to more than 20 vehicle wrecks around Wake County, including 13 vehicles spinning off the road at Aviation Parkway and Interstate 540.

Slick roads are not anticipated to be much of an issue Sunday night due to the temperature, WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said.

“They’re actually expected to go up,” she said. “Most of the area is expected to be okay.”

But she added there may be an issue for the morning commute.

“Fog could become an issue overnight tonight,” she said. “It could be dense.”

Sunday’s overnight low is expected to dip to 34 degrees. Monday’s high is expected to reach 52 degrees.

Vance County Schools, Warren County Schools and Weldon City Schools will operate on a two-hour delay Monday. Mecklenburg County, Va. schools will start at 10 a.m. Monday.

Nearly 3,000 people in south Raleigh and Garner were without power Sunday night. That number was down to 289 as of 11:30 p.m. Duke Progress Energy reported on their online outage map that it was “caused by damage to our equipment,” but did not say if the damage was weather related.

Temperatures are expected to remain in the 40s and 50s this week, except for a spike of 68 degrees on Wednesday. But the brief warm up could be followed by wintry precipitation on Thursday.

“We have the cold air arriving, and if there’s enough moisture, this could be another round of winter weather,” Wilmoth said.

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