Chance of snow evaporates as rain moves into Triangle

Posted January 24, 2011

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— The Triangle could see up to an inch or more of rain Tuesday night, followed by a chance of a few flakes on Wednesday night, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.

An evolving storm system was making its way toward North Carolina from the Gulf of Mexico Monday night, bringing rain with it Tuesday afternoon and into the evening.

The Triangle could see a few flakes on Wednesday, but nothing significant is expected, said WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel. 

"It will be more wet than white so to speak," Maze said.

Any snow that falls will mostly affect areas north and east of Raleigh.

A high in the upper 40s Tuesday will give way to a low hanging around the freezing mark Tuesday night. On Wednesday, temperatures will be lower – a high in the upper 30s and low in upper 20s.

"Once that (storm system) pulls out, it's pretty quiet to end the week as we head back to 50 degrees,"  WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said.


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  • wine_girl Jan 24, 2011

    It feels cold enough to snow... that's for sure!

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Jan 24, 2011

    Headline tomorrow will read, Rain washes away weeks worth of unused brine and then more rain possible after the road gets back to a normal color.

    It's pure genius!

  • Remy Jan 24, 2011

    gerosol - I hear ya! I don't mind complaining when it is followed with a well thought out solution, that is what improves things.

    Jackofall - I agree the brine process could be improved, however complaining here over and over is not going to do a thing to change it. Send us a link where we can write with our ideas, I am sure many will.

  • injameswetrust2003 Jan 24, 2011

    "The brine is very necessary ..-wildcat"

    It's not necessary for rain - it's a waste of money. The DOT put it out because snow was forecast.

  • wildcat Jan 24, 2011

    Glad no human being can pushed a button and control the weather.

  • JAKOFALLTRADES Jan 24, 2011

    not being a complainer just trying to use some common sense here. they are calling for rain thats right rain!! then a possible change over to snow thats right possible. they all have told us that if it rains first then the rain will wash the brine off the roads which will be of no use if and thats a big IF we get some snow!. they are also saying that it will be no accumulation!! just wondering why they dont try and save some money...

  • wildcat Jan 24, 2011

    Powerball jackpot number. Thank you.

    I am with you on that. Good comment.

  • geosol Jan 24, 2011

    "Why do all the complainers keep coming to WRAL for weather forecasting if they are sooooo bad? Looking for something to complain about or just dumb?" - celli. Well, if you notice who the constant complainers are, you'll also notice that they are also usually right wingers that seem to complain about EVERYTHING these days. Its a phenomenon of this decade and the widespread availability of the internet. Knowledge, education, and experience frighten these people because it overwhelms them and they are just too lazy to really educated themselves about complicated matters. Its easier to just complain loudly and invent conspiracies to try to rally around. Its only a little bit dangerous because it is totally unproductive and therefore not sustainable. Just ignore the really loud ones and remember that there's a reason that you don't encounter these people in your normal, every day activities. Hang in there!

  • Remy Jan 24, 2011

    Cdelli - you are so right. People get over it. Support, IMA, get a life! Join a group, get a job, whatdever it takes for you to have friends to talk to. Obvious you do not have one.

  • wildcat Jan 24, 2011

    waste millions of dollars on brine when it is unnecessary.

    The brine is very necessary to help the snow and ice from sticking to the roads and highways. We all want to be safe. Of course some people can never be satisfied.