Dry day follows snowy night

Posted February 20, 2012

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— 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."

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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.   SNOW 2012!!!! 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."


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  • simplelogic Feb 21, 2012

    backwards, you must have missed the article with the flaming wreckage. I'm guessing something stuck to the pavement.

  • backwards Feb 20, 2012

    I can't believe how much attention the news in the south gives to the snow. I can get more snow out of a shaved ice machine than what fell last night. It's very sad how people act around here. I heard someone last night say they weren't going to work in the morning cause they didn't want to drive in these conditions......SERIOUSLY?????? Nothing stuck to the pavement and barely stuck to the grass.

  • ytb781pearl Feb 20, 2012

    Loved watching it fall last night, but happy it's gone today. A very special treat at the end of winter!

  • BWAHAHA Feb 20, 2012

    Where is that cave dweller YouMakeItSoEasy or his other split personalities at. I'm waiting for his expert option for this snow.

    Got about 1" at my house in Durham last night. Sure was a pretty sight.

  • djofraleigh Feb 20, 2012

    good headline WRAL...applause

  • 007KnightRider Feb 20, 2012

    Roxboro always gets the most snow, lucky.

  • simplelogic Feb 20, 2012

    "There are some bitter, unhappy people commenting on these pages."

    Yes, and I find it ironic that they insist on complaining about the weather, when they seem to exist under a perpetual cloud. And they want nothing more than to make everyone else as miserable as they are. I LOVED watching the snow falling last night, and I love the bright blue sky this afternoon. Glass half-full, glass's always a personal choice. Be happy, be sad - but don't blame the weather, that's just ridiculous.

  • Uhavenoclu Feb 20, 2012

    And there still are crazy drivers who drive 25 mph in a 70mph zone and change lanes without signaling and tailgate and talk and text on their phones.
    Man when will it ever end here?.

  • jblake1932 Feb 20, 2012

    Just dug out from my basement! Whew, I did not think I would see daylight for weeks!

  • ritamccoy Feb 20, 2012

    There are some bitter, unhappy people commenting on these pages.