Light rain, sleet fall in central NC

Posted February 3, 2011 10:31 p.m. EST
Updated February 4, 2011 5:58 a.m. EST

— Light rain and sleet were falling throughout central North Carolina early Friday as a system that could drop up to an inch of rain arrived.

"Do you know where your umbrella is? You will definitely need it this afternoon as rain chances rise up to near 100 percent," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

WRAL viewers reported sleet falling in Wake Forest and Bunn in Franklin County before dawn, as temperatures hovered in the low 30s. The sleet was not expected to cause any significant problems, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said. 

Rain will be light Friday morning but will become heavier and steadier throughout the day, driven by a low pressure system bringing moisture from the Gulf of Mexico

The day will remain chilly, with a high in the upper 30s.

Rain will continue overnight and into Saturday morning and afternoon. By then, as much as an inch of rain might have fallen.

Clouds will clear up late Saturday, letting in a last-minute bit of sunshine. The sun will dominate the skies on Sunday.

Highs for both days will be in the low to mid 50s.