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Published: 2014-01-14 07:06:00
Updated: 2014-01-14 12:13:59
Posted January 14, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — A spotty, soaking rain moving across central North Carolina Tuesday will exit to the east allowing the sun to peek through before the end of the day, said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.
"It's just fairly miserable out," Gardner said.
Rainfall totals won't be impressive, but Triangle roadways could stay wet through the afternoon as highs climb into the mid-50s.
"We've seen some heavier rain along and east of Interstate 95, but it's been really spotty in the heart of the Triangle," Gardner said. "We'll continue to see this steady flow of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico through 2 or 3 p.m."
Skies will clear before sunset, Gardner said, and Wednesday will start out sunny. Highs will once again climb into the mid-50s.
On Wednesday night, a quick-moving system will push through the area from the north and west, potentially producing a snow flurry or two across the northern part of the Triangle as it helps guide colder air into the area.
"This next system won't have much moisture at all, but it will bring us a chance for flurries Wednesday night after sunset," Gardner said. "We're not concerned about accumulations."
The North Carolina mountains will see more significant snowfall from the system, Gardner said.
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.