Weather

Light freezing rain possible Tuesday morning

Posted February 1, 2010 2:45 p.m. EST
Updated February 2, 2010 12:37 a.m. EST

— The Triangle could see some light freezing rain Tuesday morning, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.

"An area of low pressure is tracking to the north and east and is going to bring the moisture," Maze explained.

The precipitation would likely fall before 10 a.m. north and east of Raleigh.

The rain would cause slick conditions on roadways that are expected to be re-frozen over Monday night. The same situation occurred Monday morning when the snow that began melting Sunday refroze as temperatures dropped into the teens across the region.

Maze said temperatures aren't expected to be as cold Tuesday morning. The morning is likely to begin in the 20s before climbing into the upper 30s.

Temperatures are expected to reach above freezing by about 10 a.m.

In anticipation of these conditions, the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for counties across central North Carolina from 9 p.m. Monday until 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Wednesday and Thursday should be clear with temperatures in the upper 40s to low 50s.