'Slim chance' of snow in Triangle, but rain is coming

Posted January 25, 2011 5:29 a.m. EST
Updated January 25, 2011 6:23 a.m. EST

— The Triangle has a "slim chance" of seeing accumulating snow Wednesday, but the one thing residents can expect is rain – and lots of it Tuesday, according to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. 

"The bulk of the rain comes in at 3, 4, 5 o’clock this afternoon," Gardner said. "It will impact us through our evening commute time, so it may be a little messy."

A second storm band will move into the area Wednesday evening, bringing with it more rain and the possibility of some snow.

Nothing significant is expected in the Triangle, but areas to the north and west could see an inch of snow. 

"We are concerned about Thursday morning," Gardner said. "Temperatures Thursday morning may dip down below freezing, and we may still have some water on the roads in places, so there could be black ice."

The weather will clear up by Thursday afternoon, and temperatures will warm into the mid 50s this weekend.