'Slim chance' of snow in Triangle, but rain is coming

Posted January 25, 2011

— The Triangle has a "slim chance" of seeing accumulating snow Wednesday, but the one thing residents can expect is rain – and lots of it Tuesday, according to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. 

"The bulk of the rain comes in at 3, 4, 5 o’clock this afternoon," Gardner said. "It will impact us through our evening commute time, so it may be a little messy."

A second storm band will move into the area Wednesday evening, bringing with it more rain and the possibility of some snow.

Nothing significant is expected in the Triangle, but areas to the north and west could see an inch of snow. 

"We are concerned about Thursday morning," Gardner said. "Temperatures Thursday morning may dip down below freezing, and we may still have some water on the roads in places, so there could be black ice."

The weather will clear up by Thursday afternoon, and temperatures will warm into the mid 50s this weekend. 

WRAL Weather team WRAL WeatherCenter Forecast


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  • Big Os Mama Jan 26, 2011

    jack dont fall down while walking dog

  • camoody Jan 26, 2011

    I have two things to say:
    1) I go to State and my dorm is literally across the street from the WRAL building, it's been raining like crazy all day.
    2)lma1973, learn to spell. Don't say that WRAL is a fail if you're going to destroy the spelling of "pitiful."

  • jackaroo2 Jan 26, 2011

    WRAL just hypes any remote chance of snow for the ratings boost. I have to leash walk my dog...we hate rain worse than snow.

  • Shamrock Jan 26, 2011

    Support - we all know you are also IMA, so you just use different screen names to support your own comments because no one else agrees?

    I think WRAL does as good as any other local station. They have all been saying the same thing for the past few days.

  • lma1973 Jan 26, 2011

    An inch of rain???? What? It barely did anything. Even the article they wrote yesterday at noon saying that by 3, 4, 5:00 is would be nasty didnt even pan out. Cant they just look at the radar? WRALs weather forecasting is the worst of any of the Triangle media outlets. Pitifil job WRAL once again-major FAIL.

  • Shamrock Jan 26, 2011

    Suupport- as far back as Sat they were saying prob no snow. then they said rain. So we did not get as much as anticipated, did it really put that much of a damper on your schedule? You hate everything about wral, why do you continue to return? You obviously just want to criticize. If you spent as much time looking at your faults and trying to correct them as you do criticizing wral, you would find you could go much further in life. Must be lonely at the top.

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Jan 26, 2011

    The non-event was as hyped as it could be a week ago, you're simply incorrect. Then, when they changed their tune, it was we'll get lots of rain, well over an inch.
    So how much have we had? Almost none. I stand my my assertion that wral's forecasting for more than 2 maybe 3 days out is pointless this time of year. It's not a zero accuracy rating, I understand that, but it's pretty darn close!

  • Shamrock Jan 25, 2011

    " for a storm that was hyped to be a biggie a week ago" support

    They never hyped it as a big one. For the past 4 days they have been saying it was "possible" to get 1 inch. You work so hard at proving them wrong you confuse yourself.

  • Sherlock Jan 25, 2011

    Is "Slim" better then none????

  • 1secondlook Jan 25, 2011

    If you want accurate forecast for a certain day watch the weather that morning. They have a real hard time forecasting past that in the winter. Summer is easy "Today highs in the 90's with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms" LOL!!! Where is all the rain at 3,4, and 5 o'clock today?