Front slips south and hopes for snow fade

Posted January 7, 2011

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— The snow chance for the Triangle melted away Friday evening as an upper level disturbance moved across North Carolina further south than initially forecast, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.

The southern third of the state saw rain on and off Friday evening. In Raleigh, skies were cloudy but streets were dry. Winter weather advisories issued earlier Friday evening were canceled just before 10 p.m.

There is still a slight chance for a mix of light snow and rain overnight, according to the National Weather Service, and any moisture on the roads could freeze Saturday morning. Drivers should be wary of icy patches Saturday through about 10 a.m.

Maze predicted a dry but cold weekend before the next chance for precipitation moves in on Monday.


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  • geosol Jan 7, 2011

    "Oh and don't forget, "3 chances of snow" after tonight are they 0 for 2?

    Whatcha think Ima?" - from one of about 5 screen names. Get professional help - FAST!!! Talking to yourself and answering is a sign of serious mental illness, according to the AMA.

  • snowfreak Jan 7, 2011

    not to take what they said from now until sunday seriously*

  • snowfreak Jan 7, 2011

    Also lma him looking like that doesnt prove it wont do anything if anything it proves that he is nervous the forecast will change AGAIN

  • snowfreak Jan 7, 2011

    lma you amuse me...when was the last time WRAL was right this far out? N-E-V-E-R. We wont know 100% until Sunday afternoon or Sunday night remember just 2 days ago Greg was telling everyone to take what they said from now until Sunday seriously because things can he told us there was no way it would be the christmas storm well that may be true this might be like 2002.

  • lma1973 Jan 7, 2011

    Fishel (while visably disturbed-his head didnt stop moving) stated on the 6:00 news that dry air was going to come "roaring in" late Monday and would cause whatever is happening to stop at once. You could see he was shaken and very well may need a sedative after tonight.

  • Keepin_it_real_in_NC Jan 7, 2011

    The lack of snow does not disprove global freezing. We have to look at the long term cooling that has been occuring.

  • lma1973 Jan 7, 2011

    I work in Raleigh and live out by the airport. I saw no less than 2 accidents on the way home completely due to the brine. When will they realize this stuff is not a cure-all but rather a hinderance? It makes a complete mess out of the roads and folks dont know how to drive in brine!

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Jan 7, 2011

    This just in:

    "Two eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 in Raleigh are closed near the Harrison Avenue interchange, milemarker 287"

    Apparently 2 brine trucks have snarled everything.

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Jan 7, 2011

    I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad I didn't wax my skis for another run through downtown. After hearing all week that the snow storm of all snow storms was coming a week away, I'll be a squirrel if my kiwi's aren't basking in the glow of the ole 3 strikes your out.

    3 chances for snow and all 3 a bust. Wow, a ZERO accuracy rating for anything more than 12 hours out. Even TWC does better!

  • snowfreak Jan 7, 2011

    the 18z GFS, althought it isnt the best model it shows about .75-1.00" of liquit QPF and when you translate that to snow you got a heck of a storm maybe 6-12. The thing is this is becomming more likely to be an ice event and with the way Greg is talking its like he doesnt think it will be ANYTHING when it will..