As a result, no public school systems in the WRAL-TV5 viewing areareported delays or cancellations.
WRAL-TV5 MeteorologistMike Mazesaid light rain should come to an end by noon. Any icing that occurs islikely to be on plants and power lines, Maze said.
Roads crews took no chances, treating bridges before rain began fallingearly Thursday.
Some sleet was reported early Thursday in the viewing area, but it didnot last long, and what little that fell melted on roadways.