RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain are all becoming increasingly likely with a winter storm this weekend in central North Carolina.
Our next weather maker will arrive on Sunday.
Low pressure, currently still over the Pacific Ocean will move across the southern U.S.
The latest track has that low moving across Georgia and South Carolina Sunday morning then turning northeast and moving up through Central North Carolina.
On this path, central North Carolina could see rain, snow, and a wintry mixed precipitation develop Sunday.
Then as the storm system moves into northeastern North Carolina and Virginia, the snow should change to rain during the afternoon.
Rain will be likely Sunday evening before changing back to some snow showers late Sunday night as the system moves away from North Carolina.
Accumulating snow looks most likely north and west of the Triangle where several inches will be possible. A wintry mix could also develop, which will bring us the chance for sleet, and possibly freezing rain.
The storm system will depart early Monday and any moisture on the roads could freeze as lows are expected to drop into the 20s by Monday morning. Monday, with is Martin Luther King Day, will be partly cloudy and dry with highs, though, only in the middle 40s.
Here’s what we don’t know: the exact path of the storm as this will determine accumulation, and who gets what form of precipitation. As you can see below, the track will depend on the type of weather we see.
Forecast models are starting to become into better agreement with where the system will go.
Keep in mind any slight shift to the north in this low pressure could drastically decrease our chance for wintry precipitation.