64 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2014-01-15 15:55:00
Updated: 2014-01-16 09:46:48
Posted January 15, 2014
Updated January 16, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — Snow flurries fell across parts of the Triangle early Thursday as a quick-moving cold front moved through the state.
No major issues were reported on area roadways despite snow sticking to grassy areas in several parts of the central part of the state.
Temperatures were in the mid-30s across much of the area as the morning commute came to an end.
"This is a narrow band of precipitation, and a lot of it has changed to rain, so our chance to see snow will end by about 9 a.m.," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.
Lee County Schools announced early Thursday that they would operate on a two-hour delay. Grace Christian School in Sanford also opened two hours late. Mecklenburg County, Va. schools opened one hour late.
Sunshine will replace the snow flurries Thursday afternoon, and daytime highs will climb into the mid-40s.
Sunshine will stay put through the first part of next week. The colder air will push daytime highs into the upper 40s, and overnight lows will fall into the upper 20s to close out the work week.
Most of central North Carolina was blanketed by a dense fog early Wednesday that lifted by late morning. Afternoon highs reached the mid-50s, thanks to partly cloudy skies.
Weekend highs could struggle to reach the mid-40s.
"This will be our first dry weekend in six weeks, but you will have to bundle up," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.