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Freezing Rain Possible; No Travel Problems Expected in the Triangle

Posted January 15, 1998 12:00 a.m. EST

— The Triangle area is under a winter weather advisory until noon, with some freezing rain possible on trees and power lines. But WRAL-TV5 meteorologists don't expect any travel problems, with the exception of some slick patches on bridges.

Areas north and west of the Triangle are under a winter storm warning until noon, including Person and Caswell counties along the North Carolina border.

A few school delays have been reported in Caswell County, but none have been reported as of 6:30 a.m. in the rest of the WRAL viewing area.

At 6 a.m., only light rain was falling in Raleigh, and the temperature was 34 degrees at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. If the rain becomes heavier, the temperature could fall, allowing freezing to occur on some surfaces.

Meteorologist Mike Maze said recent warm temperatures should keep rain from freezing on roadways.