RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Light snow started falling Friday night making it our third weekend in a row with some kind of frozen precipitation. But this weekend’s winter weather will be different than our last two events.
No ice, sleet or freezing rain is in the forecast like two weeks ago, and we are seeing less snow compared to last weekend.
Saturday morning remained a STORM TEAM ALERT DAY due to the minor travel issues that could result from the light snow.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Snow started Friday night and continued into early Saturday morning.
But as of 10 a.m., the snow has moved out of central North Carolina with the majority of accumulations on grassy surfaces. A few flurries may be possible but overall skies will continue to clear. Roads are mainly wet, but some slick spots are still possible.
The Winter Weather Advisory was allowed to expire for the rest of our counties. Though no major travels issues have been reported, some slick spots are still possible.
HOW MUCH TO EXPECT
The snow has tapered off for the region with light snow reported across our area. Most totals so far have been around 1 inch or less. As of 10 a.m. Saturday, no significant accumulation amounts have been reported for the Triangle. The highest amount reported so far was 1.5 inches in Orange County.
So, this is not like last week’s setup where cold air was already in place and snow amounts were higher.
Although the snow has ended, the cold will be here all weekend. Temperatures will stay below freezing most of the day, and winds will be brisk and gusty making it feel like it is in the teens and 20s all day.
Without much melting, some roads will be slick – especially secondary and side roads.
Skies will continue to clear on out Saturday with increasing sunshine. Winds remain quite gusty. The winds will start to diminish later tonight and temperatures will fall into the middle teens by Sunday morning. Refreezing and black ice will be possible.
Even though we are expecting mostly sunny skies on Sunday, highs will only reach the lower 40s.
Kayla Morton contributed to this article.