15 NC counties and 2 VA counties are under alert, including Johnston, Nash, Halifax, Edgecombe, and Mecklenburg, VA counties. Details
Published: 2012-02-20 04:57:00
Updated: 2012-02-20 12:12:07
Posted February 20, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. — The wet snow that blanketed yards across central North Carolina early Monday had largely melted by the time the sun came up.
"There are places to the north, like Person County, that have more snow, but none of this is going to last," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. "Our ground temperatures are so warm, in the low-to-mid 40s."
The mercury reached 45 degrees by noon in Raleigh and was expected to continue to climb.
Sunny skies and high temperatures in the upper 40s Monday will melt away any snow that does remain. Your photos: Feb. 19, 2012, snowfall "We will see some sunshine and warming temperatures later in the day," Gardner said.
The forecast for the rest of the week shows the late taste of winter will not last. The latter half of the week will be mild and partly cloudy but with temperatures pushing the 70-degree mark.
Northern counties and areas near the Virginia border, which saw more snow, will also be prone to more icy spots on the roads which could linger into the afternoon.
"Bridges will be worth keeping an eye on," Gardner said. "There will be plenty of water on the roads, even if there isn't any snow."