Slippery roads could mark morning commute; some schools delayed

ablythe@newsobserver.comJanuary 27, 2013 

— The Monday morning commute might be a little slippery for some across the Triangle.

Some areas in the north and west might get freezing rain overnight. Several school systems have announced delayed openings; click here for a list of the major delays.

Weather forecasters said late Sunday afternoon that they did not expect as much or as widespread freezing rain as the storm that closed schools and offices early on Friday.

Nevertheless, the National Weather Service office in Raleigh issued an advisory for Wake, Orange, Durham, Warren, Franklin, Vance, Granville and Person counties from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m.

"We just didn't want it to sneak up on anybody," said Barrett Smith, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Temperatures were expected to drop below freezing into the upper 20s by early Monday morning.

Forecasters expect any frozen precipitation to melt later in the day when temperatures are expected to climb to the upper 40s.

Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to bring a brief respite from the colder-than-average temperatures with highs in the 60s and maybe close to 70 on Wednesday.

For the latest conditions and updated forecasts, go to our weather center.

Blythe: 919-836-4948

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