Triangle could get snow Tuesday

Posted February 28, 2010
Updated March 1, 2010

— The week has gotten off to a mild start, but Old Man Winter won't go away quietly.

"You might think that once we hit March, we might not to have to talk about the snow thing," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. "But we are expecting a rain-snow mix tomorrow (Tuesday)."

Monday saw highs in the 50s. Overnight, temperatures will dip into the low 30s, but are likely to stay above freezing.

From Tuesday through Wednesday morning, 2 to 3 inches of snow could fall across the Triangle, but it's the rate of snowfall that will determine if there's any accumulation.

Heavy snowfall will do more to cool temperatures, allowing snow to accumulate on both roads and the ground. If the snowfall is light to moderate, though, it might not even stick to grassy surfaces.

“We don’t expect this to be a high-impact storm here in the Triangle at all,” WRAL chief meteorologist Greg Fishel said.

The heaviest precipitation will fall east of the Triangle. "Along the Interstate 95 corridor could be the place that has most of the snow piling up, if we see it piling up at all," Gardner said.

WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said road conditions should be fine, with the snow only expected to stick to grassy surfaces.

The precipitation will begin as rain late Tuesday morning. It will likely change over to a rain-snow mix during the afternoon, becoming all snow overnight. Snow showers and flurries will linger through Wednesday morning.

Temperatures will get into the high 30s or low 40s before the storm system arrives Tuesday. Overnight will see a low slightly below freezing overnight, and Wednesday will see a high around 45 degrees.


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  • c2sides Mar 2, 2010

    i like mike28. make mine fermented grapes!

    be like wiseowl too and remember be it 22 inches or 1/2 .... it gets crazy here. be prepared. they only seem to ALWAYS be wrong... but sometimes they are REALLY wrong!

  • BubbaDuke Mar 2, 2010

    I vote for Spring.

  • JAKOFALLTRADES Mar 1, 2010

    wow!! and have totally different scenarios on this one. who will win this forecast?

  • wildcat Mar 1, 2010

    More snow possibly on the way. Oh well, man can do nothing about it except stay off the roads.

  • guitar88 Mar 1, 2010


    That snow in the morning was not actually associated with the "storm" we had last week. The snow showers we got in the morning were a smaller seperate system.

  • mike28 Mar 1, 2010

    Milk? CHECK. Bread? CHECK. Beer? CHECK. We are ready!

  • karibritt01 Mar 1, 2010

    "so far it sounds like a possible repeat of last week when the rain was supposed to change to snow but never did." guitar88

    Not sure where you are at, but we had over 1 1/2 inches on the deck before it melted. It most certainly did change over.

    Seriously... can't we just have some mild weather for a bit?!?

  • Remy Mar 1, 2010

    nandud- you got that right. For the year 2010, Spring starts on March 20th. The Triangle area has had snow as late as the end of March. Ready for some warm weather!

  • nonemeant Mar 1, 2010

    Snow, Snow. Let my people go!

  • time4real Mar 1, 2010

    i predict light drizzle!

    if it snows just like last week, when it stops it will melt, be done and Spring will arrive. Get on with life folks, winter is done.