RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – While the wintry weather has finally pushed out of Central North Carolina, some lingering impacts will continue into Monday morning.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for everyone in blue until 9 a.m. Monday morning.
This is due to the potential for icy roads as any lingering moisture could freeze again as temperatures drop to near and slightly below freezing.
No more freezing rain or sleet is expected, but still, use caution early Monday morning.
To break that down even more, specifically, areas along and west of U.S. 1, and especially along and north of I-85 will have the best chance for black ice and refreezing issues early Monday morning.
Between U.S. 1 and I-95 the chance isn’t as high, but low-lying areas, roads that haven’t been treated, and especially bridges and overpasses will likely feature some black ice or refreezing during the early morning.
Any community east of I-95 will have patchy areas of refreezing, but it is not as likely. Regardless, you should give yourself a few extra minutes if you’re going to be hitting the road early tomorrow morning.
Morning temperatures started out in the mid-20s to near 30° with a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain. At lunchtime, temperatures are ranging from the mid 20s for those along the Virginia border, to the upper 20s in the Triangle, to above the freezing mark in the Sandhills.
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This forecast was prepared by the CBS 17 Storm Team and is based on the latest information available and years of weather forecasting in North Carolina. It was not produced by a computer like many forecasts you find on the web, social media and smartphone apps.