Arctic air moves in after Sunday snowfall

Posted January 16, 2016
Updated January 17, 2016

— Snow quickly moved out of the area Sunday afternoon, but winter weather will stick around for a few days in the form of freezing temperatures.

Flakes started falling at about 8 a.m. Sunday and picked up in intensity at about 11 a.m. Northeastern communities saw the most snowfall, with up to two inches reported in some areas, including Nash County.

“We did have some snow out there and some of it stuck to the ground,” said WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth.

Although most of the snow melted as temperatures climbed into the 40s, Wilmoth said that the threat of patchy black ice is possible overnight and Monday morning, especially in areas where moisture might linger.

“I don’t think we’re going to have a huge issue with black ice, but if we have any moisture lingering on roads it could be a problem tomorrow morning,” she said.

Colder air will also be moving in over the next 24 hours and the area will see below-freezing temperatures for the next two days.

“Once the front moves through, you will definitely feel it,” said Wilmoth.

Wilmoth said that the wind chill will be in the teens and 20s overnight and Monday morning and could hit single digits during the early hours on Tuesday.

The low temperature is forecasted to be in the teens through Wednesday and temperatures will only reach the mid-30s on Monday and Tuesday.

“There are a few days that it’s going to feel very cold around here,” said Wilmoth.

Temperatures will climb back into the 40s on Wednesday, but Wilmoth said she is keeping her eye on another possible storm for Friday.

Friday’s high temperature is currently predicted to be in the 40s, but Wilmoth explained that if the low pressure system that will bring precipitation shifts, there could be another chance for snow.


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  • Vera McGraw Jan 24, 2016
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    IS that 7 day forecast correct???? 76 on mon???

  • Ollin Manning Jan 17, 2016
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    “The soil temperatures are too warm for anything to stick. It won’t be a big deal, but it will be fun for kids to see snow," said WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth.

    I guess the ground cooled down.

  • Peggy Davis Jan 17, 2016
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    The snow is starting to stick to the road out in the Pilot area. The ground is completely cover. Beautifull snow falling.

  • Jim Hinnant Jan 17, 2016
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    A little ice mixed in with the rain here in Western Harnett County.