Snow possible Wednesday

Posted February 23, 2010
Updated February 24, 2010

— Say goodbye to the mild temperatures and sunshine and say hello – again – to the cold.

Old Man Winter could grace the Triangle with his presence, Wednesday, bringing another round of snow.

WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said Tuesday that rain is expected to develop across central North Carolina Wednesday afternoon and that it could turn to snow by the evening commute.

The area could see anywhere from a trace to 2 inches on grassy areas before the storm system moves out early Thursday. The most significant accumulation will be to the north and west of the Triangle.

Fishel said he doesn't expect the snow to cause any problems on the roadways during the day Wednesday – high temperatures will be in the low- to mid-40s. As temperatures dip to around or below freezing Wednesday night, there could be the possibility of black ice on area roads.

The snow won't last long, though.

Temperatures are expected to climb back in the low 40s Thursday, melting the snow.


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  • liskm Feb 23, 2010

    My doppler elbow and knee aren't getting any such readings and that is usually more accurate than anything else. However, I have been a bit under the weather with norovirus, so the signals could be scrambled.

  • turkeydance Feb 23, 2010

    WRAL; please.
    1. don't say/imply/infer Drought for 2010.
    2. read #1 above. seriously. Cary's restrictions?
    3. Global Warming? well, the chicken littles
    sure picked the wrong phrase for their politics.

  • wiseowl Feb 23, 2010

    i for one don't like the fuzzy graphics. harder to see counties and just seems to say "we don't know".

  • tanicia Feb 23, 2010

    Slow down people, please don't rush to the store for this. It's not even going to stick 9 times out of 10 to the roads. Just drive slow, the next morning(black ice).

  • coffeecrazy Feb 23, 2010

    I love the new "fuzzy" snow/rain indicators on the map! That is much better than the lines that everyone takes literally. These pretty fluffy lines are more "can't go wrong" proof!!! :) Nice.

  • time4real Feb 23, 2010

    calm down everyone, there will be NO, NONE, ZERO issues here. ground is too warm, temps are too warm ...
    this one is the most ridiculous so far this winter.
    2 for 10 wral, 2 for 10!

  • Deb1003 Feb 23, 2010

    I just hope he's wrong again.

  • mtnmama Feb 23, 2010

    Humm, once again the forecast changes at the last minute. Mike Maze said last night that we would get rain with maybe a few flakes mixed 2 inches! I love the WRAL staff, but weather forecasting ain't what it used to be. Y'all need a new Doppler or something? I hate it that the other local weather folks have the edge on you for accuracy. What has happened?

  • Geez Louise Feb 23, 2010

    Sir Walter Wally was wrong! Woodchuck stew anyone?

  • chfdcpt Feb 23, 2010

    Snow math:

    1 loaf of bread per kid per inch.

    1 dozen egges per kid per inch.

    1 galoon mile per kid per inch.

    With 3 kids and possibly up to 3 inches, that means 9 loafs of bread, 9 dozen eggs, and 9 gallons of milk.