Wet and cold weather on the way
Posted March 3, 2013
Updated March 4, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — A storm system headed in from the west could skim the far northern edges of North Carolina, bringing some wintry mix for communities from Roxboro to Henderson to Oxford Wednesday.
The change comes Tuesday into Wednesday, when a front will push temperatures into the 30s and 40s accompanied by precipitation.
The temperature is forecast to fall through the day Wednesday, and rain could change to snow at times for parts of the area, mainly in the afternoon or evening.
Most of the Triangle will see cloudy skies and chilly rain Tuesday, but the colder air that could turn any rain to snow is forecast to stay north toward the Virginia border, according to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.
"As the day goes on, the clouds will thicken and we'll have a little better chance for rain by lunchtime and beyond," said WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze.
Though a "few flakes" are possible late Tuesday and Wednesday, the Triangle is not expected to see any snow accumulation.
"It's looking a little bit iffy in terms of how much snow we may get, but sometimes the computer models as we get a little bit closer will change their minds a little bit," Gardner said.
Clear skies and plenty of sun shined on the area Monday, but they were accompanied by winds of up to 15 mph. The high reached 50 degrees at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.