Front slips south and hopes for snow fade

Posted January 7, 2011 5:54 a.m. EST
Updated January 7, 2011 10:40 p.m. EST

— The snow chance for the Triangle melted away Friday evening as an upper level disturbance moved across North Carolina further south than initially forecast, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.

The southern third of the state saw rain on and off Friday evening. In Raleigh, skies were cloudy but streets were dry. Winter weather advisories issued earlier Friday evening were canceled just before 10 p.m.

There is still a slight chance for a mix of light snow and rain overnight, according to the National Weather Service, and any moisture on the roads could freeze Saturday morning. Drivers should be wary of icy patches Saturday through about 10 a.m.

Maze predicted a dry but cold weekend before the next chance for precipitation moves in on Monday.