Slippery morning commute as rain lingers

February 8, 2013 3:54:16 AM PST
Central North Carolina is getting a good soaking ahead of a mild weekend.

A large storm system bringing heavy snow to the Northeast passed through the state as a rainmaker overnight, which means some lingering rain and wet roads for the morning commute.

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ABC11 Meteorologist Don Schwenneker said areas around Raleigh could have up to an inch of rain. Areas toward the Interstate 95 corridor could see as much as 1.5 inches.

Due to all the rain, Vance, Warren, and Halifax counties are under a flood advisory until around 7 a.m.

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Meanwhile, officials at Raleigh-Durham International Airport are encouraging all passengers flying north and east to check their flight status before heading to the airport.

Delays and cancellations have been lighting up the arrival and departure board since Thursday evening.

Airlines have canceled some 3,000 flights ahead of the blizzard.

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Late in the day Friday, the clouds will eventually break in the Triangle and sunshine will return with temperatures moving back towards 60, but it will be windy.

Over the weekend, high pressure will build in, bringing two nice days with sunshine and near to slightly above-normal, daytime high temperatures.

The next chance of rain will come late Sunday night and Monday.

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