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Chance of light snow continues into Thursday

Posted February 24, 2010
Updated February 27, 2010

— An upper-level system sweeping across North Carolina Thursday morning will renew the chance for snow.

Scattered snow showers could fall in the Triangles and counties to the north, south and west. The best chance for seeing a snow dusting is between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m., and the chance will die out completely by late morning.

Those snow showers could produce a dusting in some places.

"There may be a flurry or two that flies. At this point, it's not going to be a big deal for us," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

(See all winter weather advisories.)

Drivers should keep an eye out for black ice, particularly on bridges and overpasses, as temperatures drop to freezing by sunrise.

Black ice is a thin layer of ice formed from standing water on roads when temperatures drop below 32 degrees. It is almost impossible for drivers to see.

After the chance of snow passes, North Carolina will stay chilly.

"Temperatures are not really going to budge from where they are," Gardner said at 5 a.m. when it was 36 degrees in Raleigh.

Thursday will see highs around 39 degrees, and strong winds will make it feel colder.

"It's going to feel like the 20s for most of the day," Gardner said.

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  • lma1973 Feb 24, 2010

    All you have to do is read the article as they make updates to it. Here ya go geniuses:

    But there is a possibility that the Triangle might end up not seeing any flakes from the system.

    "We may run out of moisture by the time we see temperatures dropping," Maze said.

  • dugmeister Feb 24, 2010

    I would rather see light snow than dark snow. I think dark snow means some kind of apocalyptic thingamahjig..

  • time4real Feb 24, 2010

    oh I'm real,
    and I have dust, but it ain't cold.

    2 for 10 this winter wral, now onto humidity and the steam bath. join us, won't you.

  • working for deadbeats Feb 24, 2010

    I'm out of milk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • No Redneck Feb 24, 2010

    Still no snow. I guess we need to listen to the "expert" Greg at 5:00 to see what he thinks, which will more than likely be wrong.

    And by the way, why don't they ever admit to getting the forecast wrong? It's not like they are sales people or anything, they won't lose their jobs.

  • snshine62d Feb 24, 2010

    Time4real wrote: it's not even going to rain, why does this story remain?

    heh, that rhymes!!

    Time4real.......you need to get real.......

  • rescuefan Feb 24, 2010

    From the NOAA:

    http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=RAH&product=AFD&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=on

    WHILE WE ARE IN A LULL AT THE MOMENT...REGIONAL MOSAIC IMAGERY SHOWS
    PRECIP FILLING BACK ACROSS THE AREA IN THIS EVENING AS STRONG/DEEP
    FRONTOGENETIC LIFT(INITIALLY DRIVEN BY LOW-LEVEL FGEN IN ASSOCIATION
    WITH THE 850 LOW AND THEN IN THE UPPER LEVELS WITH THE COLD UPPER
    LOW)...OVERSPREADS THE AREA. THIS DEEP LIFT WILL ALSO BY AIDED BY
    DUAL/PHASED JET DIVERGENCE AS THE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN STREAMS
    MERGE.

    So it doesn't sound like WRAL has missed anything. And I have no idea what you would mean by AGAIN. We have gotten snow every time they have called for it. Only the first snow was less in the Raleigh area, though up in Roxboro there was about 7". I can't believe how short of memories some of these posters have.

  • smegma Feb 24, 2010

    we'll probably have gridlock this afternoon

  • Caring Feb 24, 2010

    Where's the snow???? Hehehe missed it again WRAL!

  • simbo Feb 24, 2010

    I remember in 2000 when the weather man said we were going to get a lite dusting. We got 18 inches. Nobody knows!

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