Sun melts away remnants of weekend storm

Posted February 14, 2010 6:41 a.m. EST
Updated February 14, 2010 10:25 a.m. EST

— A sunny end to the weekend will clear up any ice and snow after Saturday's storm.

Overnight temperatures in the mid-20s threatened to create ice on the roadways Sunday morning, but so far, authorities have not reported any major problems. State Department of Transportation crews treated known trouble spots on Saturday.

By 10 a.m. Sunday, an advisory cautioning about the black ice was lifted.

"That leaves us with quite of a bit of sunshine for Valentine's Day," WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said. Temperatures, though, will still be below normal, with a high in the low 40s.

The next weather system will bring a wet start to the work week.

There's a slight chance of a flurry or a sprinkle overnight Sunday, then the precipitation will begin in earnest later Monday morning. Rainfall could be moderate or heavy rain at times during the afternoon. The precipitation will end during the late evening.

"It looks like for the most part, it'll be rain. There could be a little bit of wintry mix in a couple spots," Moss said.

Drier weather will settle in for the rest of the week, along with highs in the low to upper 40s.

"By Thursday and Friday, plenty of sunshine returns," Moss said.