February 20: A Macbeth Winter Storm


“…full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

That’s the most-famous line from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and it seems appropriate to apply that quote to this storm’s impact in central North Carolina. We saw a little bit of sleet mixed with the rain yesterday evening, and some very light freezing rain along the NC-VA state line this morning…but that’s it. The Winter Weather Advisory continues until noon, because it’s still possible that a few icy patches will develop on bridges and overpasses along and west of I-85:Just stick to the surface streets in those areas, and you’ll be fine. The roads will be WET though, as cold rain rolls in from the southwest throughout the day. The HRRR model’s radar simulation from 9:00am through 9:00pm shows the rain taking a little break this evening:Temperatures will only warm up to the upper 30s and low 40s this afternoon.

Those temperatures will remain nearly steady overnight, so we’ll remain warm enough for RAIN to be the precipitation type as more showers develop. The showers will be scattered throughout the day on Thursday — not a washout, but enough to keep the umbrella handy. The North American Model’s simulation from 4:00am through 8:00pm doesn’t have much in the way of heavy rain:

More scattered showers in the forecast Friday and Saturday, even into early Sunday…then we’ll catch a brief break from the rain chances Sunday afternoon, Sunday night, and all day Monday:The break won’t last long, with more showers becoming possible Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. It doesn’t look like the overall “unsettled” weather pattern will re-arrange itself until the end of next week.


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