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Watch the weekend for more wintry weather

Posted March 21, 2018 3:38 p.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 2:07 p.m. EDT

— Mother Nature seems unwilling to let winter give way to spring.

"We're watching the weekend for another chance at wintry precipitation," WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said.

Fat, white flakes flew Wednesday morning in the Triangle, and areas to the north saw a bit of snow accumulate on the grass. Another similar round of winter weather could be in the offing Saturday night into Sunday, Wilmoth said.

Snow in Pittsboro

With the overnight low falling to 32 degrees, there is the slightest chance that slick roads will freeze before dawn Thursday. Drivers should use caution in the early morning and be on alert for black ice.

The end of the week will be quiet, weather-wise, Wilmoth said.

High temperatures Thursday and Friday will be in the mid-50s with some sun.

The temperature dips again Saturday, to a high near 50 degrees, which means the ground temperature will be too warm for significant snow accumulation.

WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss pointed out that snow in April is nothing new for Raleigh. In 1983, more than an inch of snow fell on April 18, and the record for the month is 10 inches on April 3, 1915.

Precipitation will stick around through Sunday, although it is likely to only be rain by the time the sun comes up, Wilmoth said.