Here Comes the Snow

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- It's possible for more changes to occur, so continue to monitor the forecast.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: A Winter Weather Advisory has replaced the former Winter Storm Watch for areas west of I-95. The Advisory is in effect from 4pm Thursday through 4am Saturday. Mixed precipitation expected.

WINTER STORM WARNING: A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for areas along I-95 from 7pm Thursday to 7am Saturday. Heavy mixed precipitation is expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches will be possible, along with ice accumulations of a light glaze. This includes Halifax, Nash, Edgecombe, Wilson, Wayne, and Sampson Counties.

NORTH & WEST OF RALEIGH: Total snow accumulations of up to two inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze will be possible. Plan on slippery road conditions. Slow down and use caution while traveling.

RALEIGH AND SOUTH: Total snow accumulations of up to two inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze.

THURSDAY-RAIN TO WINTRY PRECIP: Showers move in Thursday morning with the next front. Rain will changeover to a short-lived mix Thursday afternoon, and then to snow before tapering off Thursday night. As of this writing, snow accumulations are on the order of 1" or less on snow, along with limited ice accumulation. However, this is not set in stone.

FRIDAY-SAT-WINTRY PRECIP: The cold front will be offshore and an area of low pressure is forecast to track off the coast Friday night and Saturday. This setup supports more winter precip. It's possible for more changes to occur, so continue to monitor the forecast.

TURNING MUCH COLDER: The coldest air of the season, so far, arrives Friday. Highs will be in the upper 20s with overnight lows in the teens. Highs Saturday will be in the mid 30s, with lows in the teens. Temps will remain 10-15 degrees below average into Sunday and Monday, with highs in the upper 30s and low 40s.

After a sunny, but cold weekend, we will then have to turn our eyes to another potential storm. This would come eastward along the Gulf Coast in the Monday/Tuesday time frame, though again we are seeing considerable differences in the timing and the track.

Have a great day!
Kweilyn Murphy

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