Weather

Trace of Winter Teases Triangle

Posted December 5, 2007 10:43 a.m. EST
Updated December 5, 2007 12:03 p.m. EST

— Snow flurries fell in parts of the Triangle Wednesday as a low-pressure system from the Northwest moved through the area.

A trace of precipitation was recorded at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and weather spotters reported seeing flakes in Cary, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Roxboro and Rolevsille, among other places.

Temperatures remained above freezing, and the snow melted before hitting the ground, WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said.

There could still be some sprinkles and isolated flurries later Wednesday, but no accumulation in the northern parts of the state. The mountains could see a light dusting, Moss said. But any accumulation would be in Virginia and areas north of there.

The high temperature for Wednesday is forecast to be in the low- to mid-50s. The top reading will be in the mid- to upper-40s Thursday before things warm up to near 70 by the end of the weekend.

Wednesday's flurries were the first trace of winter weather in what has been a dry and warm fall with high temperatures well above normal.

Winter begins Dec. 22.