Flurries, mist, drizzle coat the Triangle

Posted February 16, 2009 5:25 a.m. EST
Updated February 16, 2009 9:10 p.m. EST

— The Triangle saw a few flurries Monday morning, but the majority of the snow fell west of the Triangle and near the Virginia border. Otherwise, WRAL's viewing area saw mostly mist and drizzle, if anything.

Any accumulation of snow was small, due to recent mild weather, air temperatures above freezing and the little moisture behind the weather system that approached the area.

"Most of it fell apart before it hit our viewing area," said WRAL Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.

The Triangle saw increasing sunshine as the day progressed, with highs in the 40s – a cool departure from the past week.

"Now we're back to normal (temperatures) for this time of year," Gardner said.

Tuesday will be sunny and cool, with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s. The evening will be mostly cloudy, and lows will drop to freezing overnight.

Rain is likely Wednesday, and the Triangle could get a much-needed soaking, Gardner said.