53 NC counties are under alert, including Wake, Durham, Orange, and Chatham counties. Details
Published: 2014-02-25 23:29:00
Updated: 2014-02-26 09:19:47
Posted February 25, 2014
Updated February 26, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — Light sprinkles and flurries were flying across parts of the Triangle Wednesday morning, but they weren't creating any travel hazards thanks to dry air and temperatures well above freezing.
Areas to the south and east of the Triangle will have the best chance to see precipitation through lunchtime as a low pressure system develops off the coast.
In Raleigh, chances for rain or flurries topped out at about 30 percent at 8 a.m. By mid-afternoon, the system will be long gone, leaving behind sunshine and cold temperatures.
Afternoon highs will top out in the mid-50s, about 10 to 15 degrees below normal for late February.
"That is actually the bigger story today, just how cold we're going to be," Gardner said.
Northwest winds could gust up to 10 mph during the afternoon as skies clear, and the lack of cloud cover will allow overnight lows Wednesday to dip into the low 20s.
Highs will reach 50 degrees on Thursday before dipping again on the final day of the work week.
"We could struggle to reach 40 degrees on Friday, which is about 20 degrees colder than the highs we normally see this time of year," Gardner said. "And it could be breezy, too. It's going to be a frigid day."