68 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2011-02-03 22:31:00
Updated: 2011-02-04 05:58:06
Posted February 3, 2011
Updated February 4, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — Light rain and sleet were falling throughout central North Carolina early Friday as a system that could drop up to an inch of rain arrived.
"Do you know where your umbrella is? You will definitely need it this afternoon as rain chances rise up to near 100 percent," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.
WRAL viewers reported sleet falling in Wake Forest and Bunn in Franklin County before dawn, as temperatures hovered in the low 30s. The sleet was not expected to cause any significant problems, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.
Rain will be light Friday morning but will become heavier and steadier throughout the day, driven by a low pressure system bringing moisture from the Gulf of Mexico
The day will remain chilly, with a high in the upper 30s.
Rain will continue overnight and into Saturday morning and afternoon. By then, as much as an inch of rain might have fallen.
Clouds will clear up late Saturday, letting in a last-minute bit of sunshine. The sun will dominate the skies on Sunday.
Highs for both days will be in the low to mid 50s.