The moisture is part of the same storm that blanketed the Midwest with snow. For us, it meant a wintry mix of frozen precipitation in some areas early Friday morning and lots of rain.
Meteorologist Don Schwenneker said areas like Wake and Durham counties got mostly rain overnight, while areas like Person County to the north got sleet and snow in places.
A Winter Weather Advisory was issued from the National Weather Service late Thursday due to periods of snow, sleet, or freezing rain.
Despite the wintry mix early Friday, most drivers did not encounter slippery roads thanks in part to preparation from the NC DOT. On Thursday, Cary kicked its so-called "A Team" into action, spraying its bridges, hills and overpasses with an anti-freezing salt-water solution. A handful of spreader operators were also on standby to tackle developing slick spots.
Also as a precaution, schools across the state opened late Friday morning.
Though temperatures warmed up quickly by mid-morning Friday, it will not rise beyond the low-to-mid 40s, which is about 10 degrees below average.
We should expect an all rain event into Saturday. There will also be some thick fog in the morning before the weather starts drying out as temperatures reach the middle 50s by the afternoon.
Some sunshine returns Sunday with temperatures making a run toward 60 degrees. It will remain dry Sunday night into Monday morning.
The next storm system will spread clouds back across the sky beginning Monday and some rain is expected to move in late Monday or Monday night, then last into Tuesday.