Showers moving out as low pressure targets Northeast

Posted February 8, 2013

— Showers associated with a potent cold front were slowly moving out of the Triangle Friday morning after dumping between 1 and 3 inches of rain overnight from Raleigh eastward. 

The northeastern portion of North Carolina could continue to see steady rain through the morning, but spots in the Triangle should see light showers continue to taper off through the morning commute. 

Despite the rainfall ending, wet roadways and standing water in spots could be an issue during the morning commute. 

"This system will gradually pull out of here during the morning as it makes its way up the East Coast," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

"It's not completely over, though, with some spots still seeing some light showers. Take some extra time driving to work."

Clouds will linger in the Triangle throughout the day, and windy conditions will make high temperatures in the mid-50s feel a bit cooler. Some areas east of the Triangle could see gusts of up to 30 mph Friday morning. 

The low pressure will track northeast out of the Carolinas and toward New England. The snow was forecast to start Friday morning, with the heaviest amounts dumped on the region that night and into Saturday as the storm moves past New England and upstate New York, the National Weather Service said.

A weak system will make its way to central North Carolina by the evening commute Friday, bringing a small chance of more showers before skies clear for the weekend. 

"Not a big chance of rain this evening, but it is still there," Gardner said. 

Saturday looks to be sunny but breezy with temperatures near 50 degrees, and Sunday will be partly cloudy and 54. 

"If you're taking the Krispy Kreme Challenge Saturday morning, dress warmly," Gardner said. "It's going to be about 30 degrees at 8:30 a.m."

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  • FragmentFour Feb 8, 2013

    I am SO ready for April!