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Temperatures drop; freezing rain possible Sunday

Posted December 7, 2013

— As colder air arrives early Sunday morning, freezing rain becomes a possibility in the northwest parts of the Triangle, WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said.

Temperatures will be near freezing early in the day Sunday across central North Carolina and will struggle to climb out of the mid-30s during the afternoon.

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"The best chances for freezing precipitation are to the north and west of the Triangle through about midday, but I don't think it will be too big of a deal in Raleigh and areas to the south and east," Wilmoth said. 

Because of the threat, the National Weather Service issued advisories for several central North Carolina counties. Alamance and Person counties are under an ice storm warning from 4 a.m. Sunday to 12 a.m. Monday.

Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange, Vance and Warren counties are under a freezing rain advisory from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

"Some of the spots to our north and west could see some significant icing," Wilmoth said. "We could see up to one-tenth of an inch of ice on elevated surfaces such as bridges, power lines and trees."

Rain showers will linger in the area on Monday, but high temperatures will return to the upper 50s after starting in the mid-30s.

Rain is possible on Tuesday, setting up a cool week with highs in the mid-40s and lows in the upper 20s during the second half of the work week.




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