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Black ice possible overnight as temperatures cool

Posted February 15

Doppler - Central NC

— Sunshine returned to central and eastern North Carolina on Saturday, signaling the start of a period that could include daytime highs in the upper 60s and low 70s. 

However, slick spots are still possible on the roads overnight Saturday into Sunday.

"Temperatures are cooling off rapidly, and black ice will be a threat tonight across the entire viewing area," said WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth.

Temperatures cooled quickly during the early evening Saturday, thanks to the blustery conditions, and will fall back into the upper 20s overnight. 

Morning clouds will be replaced by bright sunshine on Sunday, and daytime highs will once again be in the upper 40s. 

"We'll stay in the 40s again on Monday, but we have a major warming trend headed our way by the middle of next week," WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said. "We could end up replacing our snow shovels with shorts."

Highs Tuesday and Wednesday will climb into the upper 60s under partly cloudy skies, and Thursday's afternoon temperatures could reach the low 70s.

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