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Sleet, Freezing Rain Possible

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RALEIGH — Be prepared for some slippery driving and,perhaps,school delays Thursday morning, especially in areas north and west of theTriangle.

An approaching weather system could bring sleet and freezing rain to alarge portion of the WRAL-TV5 viewing area, including areas as far southand east as Fayetteville and Goldsboro. The precipitation likely will startlate Wednesday night or early Thursday, possibly as sleet, and end asfreezing rain by noon Thursday.

A similar system three weeks ago left a coating of ice on trees andpower lines, but it did not stick to roads. TV5 Meteorologist Mike Mazesays the result could be the same with this week's storm. The roads may be warm enough that whatever falls will melt or notfreeze on contact, he said.

The high temperature Thursday should reach 35 degrees, and the lowearly Friday will be at or just above freezing.

Watch WRAL-TV5 News for the latest forecasts, and if any schools orbusinesses are delayed or closed, you can find the list on WRAL OnLineor the Morning News, starting at 5:30 a.m.

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