Snow falls in Roxboro, Holly Springs; most areas of Triangle get rain


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – It took all day for most of central North Carolina, but rain finally turned to snow Friday night in a few areas.

The Winter Weather Advisory was canceled Friday night as totals in most areas were less than an inch of snow and that was mainly on grassy areas.

Around 6 p.m. Friday, snow could be seen falling in Roxboro with some snow accumulating on parked cars and other elevated surfaces. Temperatures were reported to be right at freezing.

Just after 9 p.m., snow was also reported falling in the Holly Springs area of Wake County.

Around 9:15 p.m., snow was also seen falling in Southern Pines in Moore County. The snow in Southern Pines was accumulating on elevated surfaces by 10 p.m.

The snow in Roxboro Friday evening fell for about 45 minutes until the temperature there rose to 34 degrees. As of 8:15 p.m., rain was falling in the Roxboro area, but snow lingered on cars.

Some parts of central North Carolina saw a wintry mix Friday morning, mainly west and north of Raleigh. Others, including here in the Triangle, just saw a cold rain.

The National Weather Service reported just after 7:30 p.m. that about a half inch of snow had accumulated on elevated surfaces near Elon in Alamance County.

There was no snow accumulation reported in our area Friday morning. In addition to the rain and snow, cold and windy weather will be around most of the day Friday. Temperatures won’t get out of the 30s and wind gusts will be between 20-30 mph.

This evening, as the storm system pulls out and colder air moves in, is when we could see some accumulation of snow in central North Carolina.  Any accumulations should be mainly on grassy surfaces and generally under one inch, with isolated two-inch amounts possible.

The biggest concern will be slippery roads and hazardous travel conditions Friday morning and then again Friday night into early Saturday. Even if you just see rain, travel could become tricky. Be aware of refreezing and possible black ice late Friday into early Saturday.

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