13 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Halifax, Edgecombe, Mecklenburg, VA, and Northampton counties. Details
Published: 2014-01-15 06:16:00
Updated: 2014-01-15 13:07:15
Posted January 15, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — Partly cloudy skies have replaced a dense fog that blanketed most of central North Carolina throughout the late morning and early afternoon Wednesday, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.
A dense fog advisory for the entire viewing area expired at 10 a.m.
Temperatures started in the mid-30s Wednesday morning, and afternoon highs will reach the mid-50s thanks to partly cloudy skies.
On Wednesday night, a quick-moving system will push through the area from the north and west, producing rainfall and potentially a snow flurry or two across the Triangle as it helps guide colder air into the area.
No accumulation is expected, but flakes could fall through mid-morning on Thursday, Gardner said. The North Carolina mountains will see more significant snowfall from the system.
Sunshine will return Thursday morning and 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.
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," Gardner said.