Wet and cold weather on the way

Posted March 3, 2013
Updated March 4, 2013

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— 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.

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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.


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  • ndzapruder Mar 4, 2013

    I'm glad I changed majors early enough for it to have no impact on my graduation date. I've always loved weather, but sometimes it seems like meteorologists are less esteemed by the public than lawyers.

  • 321oohaw Mar 4, 2013

    ...and the computer models widely vary and are not in agreement, we may get something, not sure what, not sure when but it will be soon, maybe rain, maybe sleet, maybe snow, maybe we will get something, not sure at this point, will know better when the weather actually arrives and we look outside. Then we wil have a better chance of predicting.

  • mtnmama Mar 4, 2013

    WRAL probably has some of the best educated, HIGHLY PAID, weather forecasters around, yet the best they can do is regurgitate their computer generated forecasts, talk about dogs, bee keeping, golf, & their dare devil antics like repelling off skyscrapers. Which, by the way, those forecasts seem to be less & less accurate as the years go by. I remember a time when you could bet the farm on WRAL's forecast. Now I laugh & see what the Weather Channel says.

  • wspmom Mar 4, 2013

    LRB, I'm with you...either dump snow or bring on the warm weather!

  • zonk Mar 4, 2013

    Agree with korn

  • Country Girlz Have MORE fun Mar 4, 2013

    i do not like the ground hog

  • LRB Mar 4, 2013

    I'm ready for some warm, dry weather. If it's not going to snow 6+ inches the cold weather needs to move on out :)

  • CrewMax Mar 4, 2013

    Who needs forecasters and reporters? I can look out my window and see my driveway is dry! ; )

  • jblake1932 Mar 4, 2013

    Hello, a computer doesn't have a "mind". Sorry, got to blame it on something else!

  • 007KnightRider Mar 4, 2013

    Planning a trip to Roxboro. Those guys always get snow.