18 NC counties and 2 VA counties are under alert, including Johnston, Nash, Halifax, Edgecombe, and Northampton counties. Details
Published: 2015-01-27 04:01:00
Updated: 2015-01-27 09:52:01
Posted January 27, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. — Snowflakes flew across parts of the northern Triangle early Tuesday, but totals weren't enough to create any major problems on the roadways.
A band of precipitation crossed the central part of the state just before dawn, and with air temperatures in the mid-20s, some of those raindrops froze, dusting sidewalks and grassy areas with snow during the early-morning hours.
Several counties along the North Carolina-Virginia state line delayed school start times by two hours.
"It wasn't bad in our area, but we did get about an inch of snow in some spots near the Virginia border," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. "With our ground temperatures in the 40s, none of this is going to last."
Flurries could continue to fly across parts of the area during the late morning, but everything will begin to clear out by lunchtime, allowing sunshine to peak through the clouds in parts of the Triangle.
Temperatures will be in the upper 30s during the late morning before pushing into the low 40s during the afternoon. Breezy conditions will make temperatures feel even cooler.
"It will be breezy throughout the day, but we will see some clearing late in the day," Gardner said. "Not everybody will see sun, but the western parts of the area have the best chance to clear out."
Overnight lows will fall into the mid-20s again early Wednesday thanks to the clear skies, and despite abundant sunshine daytime highs will only climb into the mid-40s.
Temperatures will be in the upper 40s on Thursday and Friday.
"We will be fairly sunny through the rest of the work week, but the cold will set in," Gardner said.