ABC11 Meteorologists Kweilyn Murphy and Steve Stewart started our real-time team coverage on ABC11 and in the above video player at 5 a.m. Chief Meteorologist Don Schwenneker and Meteorologist Robert Johnson arrived at 2 p.m. to relieve them. Likewise, ABC11 crews went out in the storm all day to bring you constant updates on conditions all across central North Carolina.
The storm got off to a slower-than-expected start due to drier air in the atmosphere, but by daybreak snow, sleet and freezing rain was falling throughout the ABC11 viewing area.
By noon, ice and snow had accumulated in neighborhoods all across the Triangle and surrounding areas. Plus, warmer weather was pushing north from the Sandhills, transitioning the wintry mix into rain.
That progression of wintry mix and rain pushed north and out of the region not long after supper.
As the storm moves out of the area stronger winds will settle in. Wind gusts clocked at around 30 miles per hour could continue overnight into Monday morning.
The ice accumulation combined with the gusting winds could prove dangerous for trees and power lines.
Temperatures will dip back into the 20s overnight, meaning some areas could refreeze. ABC11 will live weather coverage will resume at 4 a.m. Monday.
Gov. Roy Cooper said the winter weather conditions caused more than 200 crashes and tens of thousands of power outages in North Carolina. The majority of the power outages are located in the Sandhills and the western part of the state.
WATCH: First Alert to Winter Weather
Due to the possible inclement weather, some schools and businesses may decide to close. You can check up-to-date closings here.
If you are in charge of closings for a school of business, the only way to report your organization's closing or delay to ABC11 is by using our online system. The phone system that was used in the past is not operational. Your ID code from the phone system remains the same and it also serves as your Pass Code into the online system.
If you would like to register your organization with ABC11, please email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not mail closing information to this email address.
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