16 NC counties and 2 VA counties are under alert, including Johnston, Nash, Halifax, Edgecombe, and Mecklenburg, VA counties. Details
Published: 2013-11-27 06:14:00
Updated: 2013-11-27 18:09:26
Posted November 27, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Flurries fell across the Triangle late Wednesday afternoon, but the fleeting flakes were no threat to the evening commute.
"The precipitation is light and temperatures are above freezing," WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said.
WRAL viewers reported flurries, light snow or sleet in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and elsewhere.
"We've got a couple of sprinkles and harmless flurries floating around in the Triangle and east, but they don't last," Fishel said. "Skies will clear out later this evening and overnight. Then it will get really cold."
Temperatures are expected to plummet into the low 20s overnight.
Thanksgiving Day will be clear and cold.
"We'll have gorgeous sunshine, but that's not doing a whole lot in terms of warming things up," Fishel said.
The high Thursday will reach 42 degrees in Raleigh, which is about 15 degrees below normal.
"It's not supposed to be this cold this early," Fishel said.