RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — There two chances of freezing rain for parts of central North Carolina in the coming days, but everyone will get in on the rain and cold temperatures at some point.
A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect Friday morning and again Saturday for Virginia border counties north of the Triangle due to the isolated travel problems that would be caused by freezing rain. There could be a 1/10-inch accumulation or more – but totals will stay under 1/4-inch. Trace glaze amounts will be possible in North Carolina along the Interstate 85 corridor and north.
The timing of the event will be overnight Thursday into Friday morning. Rain should turn light tomorrow morning and turn drier Friday afternoon.
Some freezing rain will be possible again Friday night through Saturday morning, mainly in areas north of I-85. The amounts Saturday could be a little higher and may extend farther into the day Saturday. While the amounts will be closer to .25″, impacts should still be minimal. There is also a slightly better chance of the Triangle seeing some brief freezing rain Saturday, but with little to no impact.
While there’s a big question whether or not any spots in central North Carolina see any icy precipitation, there’s little doubt that it’s going to be a wet weekend in the viewing area. Rain remains likely for most everyone Saturday.
There’s a chance the Triangle sees up to two inches of rain between Thursday afternoon and this weekend. The next dry day on the extended forecast isn’t until next Wednesday.