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Light Snow Or Flurries Possible Sunday Night

Posted December 16, 2004

— The National Weather Service says that central North Carolina could get some snow by the end of this weekend.

In a special weather statement, the weather service says cold air combined with moisture from a system off the coast could cause some light snow or flurries on Sunday night and into Monday.

A low pressure system is expected to develop off the southeast mid-Atlantic coast on Sunday and lift north along the coast Sunday night into Monday, according to the weather service. With very cold air in place and the low pressure developing along the coast, there is potential for some light snow over central North Carolina late Sunday into Monday.

"There is enough of a chance that we may see some snow Sunday night into Monday morning, that it warrants mentioning now," said

Chris Thompson

, a meteorologist with WRAL TV.

The weather service and forecasters cautioned that there is still much uncertainty.

"Keep in mind that there are so many variables that can change between now and then that it is too early to say for sure," Thompson said. "One thing we are very confident about, we do have another strong push of cold arctic air coming our way."

The amount of precipitation that occurs over central North Carolina will depend on where the low pressure system develops along the coast. If the low forms closer to the coast, it will increase the chance and amount of precipitation. If the low forms farther offshore and farther north of the area, the chance for precipitation will be less with little impact on residents across central North Carolina.

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