Snow possible three times over next seven days

Posted January 5, 2011
Updated January 6, 2011

— The Triangle and surrounding areas could see snow three times during the next seven days, but don't go out and buy a snow shovel just yet.

A developing area of low pressure will track south of North Carolina late Wednesday into early Thursday morning, but it will be close enough to bring a light round of precipitation.

"It's going to primarily be a rain event, ending late tonight and early tomorrow morning mixed with some snowflakes," WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.

Another dusting of snow is possible late Thursday into Friday morning.

Both cases are expected to be light. 

"This is really a non-event," Maze said. 

WRAL meteorologists are also tracking another storm system that could impact the Triangle early next week. Early projections suggest the storm could be as significant as the one that dropped about a foot of snow across the state on Christmas.

WRAL Weather team WRAL WeatherCenter Forecast

"It's hard to tell because it is still seven days out," Maze warned. 

This weekend will be dry, but cold, with highs around 40 degrees.


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  • cbs7913 Jan 5, 2011

    Milk ... Bread ... I must run to the store... NOT!!

  • Keepin_it_real_in_NC Jan 5, 2011

    So is gobal warming the reason that we are not getting a heavy snow storm?

  • driverkid3 Jan 5, 2011

    grayboomerang, hate to tell you this, but you heard wrong. I lived in NY for 12 years, and up until this last storm, the snow dodn't do a lot towards making people crazy. We carried on with our lives. The last year I was in NY (upstate) we got 43 inches, and we went on as usual for the most part.

  • driverkid3 Jan 5, 2011

    Goody! More of the lovely, soft, quiet white stuff. I love it!

  • snowfreak Jan 5, 2011

    Most def not too warm to stick...its barely even been "warm" but 3 days. To those of you new to the area when WRAL forecasts "flurries" its always just a little bit more! Remember the snow we got early in the season and it wasnt projected to stick but we ended up getting 1-3 inches! I just thought I would tell anyone from the last storm TOLD YOU SO! Wral didnt call it until nearly 12 hours before the event began, and even then they were still wrong! 10 inches fell at my house in Wendell. Wow what a nice DUSTING. Beware of Monday into Tuesday of next week either a big snow storm, a big ice storm, or all rain. Models leaning towards Snow with an ice storm in Atlanta.

  • Baybee Doll Jan 5, 2011

    So what? It will be too warm for it to stick.

  • lma1973 Jan 5, 2011

    Im looking over at the weather tweet and i see they changes the forecast tonight to light rain. No wonder this article dropped off the main page. WRAL messed up again!!

  • lma1973 Jan 5, 2011

    My bad....snowing here just north of the airport now. Wow!! Im going to go buy some Underwood's Devil'd ham.

  • lma1973 Jan 5, 2011

    Toby i can snow up to 38 degrees or so if the conditions are right. Never heard of it snowing at 46!

  • wildcat Jan 5, 2011

    Bring it on. NC needs the snow.