Northern counties could see snow-mix Saturday

Posted December 3, 2009 7:16 p.m. EST
Updated December 3, 2009 11:25 p.m. EST

— Counties north of the Triangle could see a mix of rain and snow on Saturday, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.

Maze said chances are slim that the Triangle will see any snow. It would likely occur after sunset.

A storm system tracking across Florida on Friday night and into Saturday morning will help bring moisture across North Carolina.

Friday will see highs in the mid-50s, with increasing clouds.

Saturday will start off cloudy and cold. Rain is expected throughout Saturday. Some of the heaviest downpours will be east of Interstate 95. Some areas could see rainfall totals of up to an inch.

Highs are expected to reach the 40s on Saturday. As the rain moves through, air will begin to run colder. It is quite possible that a mixture of wet snow flakes or sleet could fall in the northern counties.

If the Triangle were to see any frozen precipitation, it would be less likely to accumulate due to the ground’s warmth, Maze said.

Lows on Saturday will dip into the upper-20s to lower-30s.

Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny and cold. High are estimated in the mid-40s.