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Sleet Shouldn't Cause Problems

Posted November 14, 1996 12:00 a.m. EST

— Weather over eastern North Carolina took another twist Thursday morning, as light sleet was reported in many locations.

WRAL Weather Center meteorologist Mike Maze told schoolkids and motorists not to get excited -- he said it isn't expected to create a problem.

"It was just be something to talk about," he said. "The sleet was so slight it couldn't accumulate. So this mix of frozen precipitation should not pose any driving problems.

"And, of course, the sad news for the kids is that school is definitely not going to be affected today," Maze said, laughing. "They've still got to hit the books -- or computers!"

Temperatures across the state at 6:30 a.m. Thursday ranged from lows of 34 in the mountains to 47 at the coast.