Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mainly Rain for Tuesday into Wednesday

Low pressure is still set to track from near the Gulf coast today to near the Carolina coast tonight and tomorrow. This will spread mostly rain across North Carolina by this afternoon and this evening. Rain will continue into the night when a few thunderstorms are possible along the immediate coast.

Occasional rain showers are expected through Wednesday. The rain will change to a heavy wet snow for the North Carolina mountains by Wednesday morning. Areas east of the mountains stand very little chance to see accumulating snow. As the precipitation ends, the northwest Piedmont (northwest of Raleigh and the Triangle) may see a quick burst of snow. If the snow comes down heavy enough, a quick dusting on grassy surfaces is possible in the late afternoon from Greensboro to Roxboro to Oxford and Henderson. There is just a slight chance the Triangle may see a little snow mix in with the rain as the precipitation ends Wednesday afternoon and evening, but that chance appears very small right now.

The rain will be a welcome sight especially in central North Carolina where moderate drought conditions are building across the region. However, rain totals in the central parts of the state may not be as high as first thought yesterday...

It now appears the Triangle and Sandhills will see between 0.5" and 1" of rain while coastal locations could see between 1-2" with locally higher amounts.
Check in with Weather on the Ones on News 14 Carolina for updates on the forecast!
Lee Ringer
News 14 Carolina Meteorologist

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