The weather gets better...after Friday

Posted March 6, 2014

— One more day of winter weather is in the forecast before temperatures flirt with 70 this weekend.

A mix of sleet, snow and freezing rain is expected from Thursday night to Friday morning for areas north and west of Raleigh, including Roxboro. Counties south and east are expected to receive rain.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for most of central North Carolina, including Durham and Orange counties, until noon Friday. 

“It’s going to be a big precipitation producer for the area no matter where you are,” WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said.

If temperatures dip below freezing, ice could form on wet roads, especially in areas north and west of the capital city, Fishel said.

Potential icy roads led Orange County Schools to start on a three hour delay Friday. Granville, Person, Vance and Warren public schools will start on a two hour delay.

Overnight temperatures are expected to dip to 32 degrees with rain that will be heavy at times. Friday’s weather will be rainy and windy with a high of 39 degrees.

“It seems like this never ends, it just keeps going and going,” said Fishel, referring to the regular occurrence of winter weather.

But it does get better. Temperatures are expected to reach 66 on Saturday and 67 on Sunday.


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