Sunday, March 01, 2009

Early Sunday Morning Update

Some updated thoughts on the winter weather coming up for North Carolina....

- A cold rain is expected across the Triangle and Sandhills this morning. At times, that rain could mix with sleet especially north and west of Raleigh.

- A wintry mix will be possible this afternoon with a burst of all snow possible by late afternoon in the Triangle.

- Ground temperatures are warm, but a quick burst of moderate to heavy snowfall could still accumulate in the late afternoon and evening. Snowfall with a lighter intensity would not be able to cool the ground and may not be able to accumulate.

- All snow is expected late tonight into early Monday morning. The snow should taper off around daybreak.

- Based on the latest data, I still expect snow accumulations around 2-4" in the Raleigh area. On the north and west side of the Triangle, the Durham and Chapel Hill area may see more with accumualations around 3-6" with the higher accumuations expected the closer you get to Greensboro. An area around the Triad (Greensboro-Winston-Salem) to Charlotte could see 4-7" with a narrow band of even higher snowfall (7"+) still possible. Keep in mind if the storm track were to shift east, higher accumulations could shift to the east into the Triangle.

- Areas south and east of the Triangle may still see some accumulation into early Monday morning as well. Wilson to Goldsboro to Fayetteville could have 1-2". Southeast of Wilson, Goldsboro, and Fayetteville toward the coast may see a few snow showers or flurries but little to no accumulation is expected.

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