Snow may fall Tuesday as Triangle temperatures take a dive

From staff reportsJanuary 20, 2014 

— Round two of arctic air is scheduled to arrive in the Triangle on Tuesday, and forecasters said there is a chance it will show some snow.

No accumulation was expected in most places because the warm ground will melt the flakes as they land – unlike the mountains, where 2 to 4 inches was forecast, with 5 to 6 inches possible in higher elevations, the National Weather Service said.

WTVD meteorologist Don Schwenneker said, however, “You could see some accumulation, especially in our northern counties.”

The total snowfall will be an inch or less, Schwenneker said.

After a last taste of mild weather Monday, with highs in the 60s, Tuesday’s high temperatures are likely to be in the mid to upper 40s and to come in the morning.

As the cold front edge of the arctic air moves in, temperatures will sag into the upper 30s, with a 40 percent chance of precipitation, forecasters said.

The moisture will go away overnight Tuesday, but so will above-freezing temperatures.

The overnight low was forecast to be in the teens, and Wednesday’s forecast high was in the upper 20s under sunny skies.

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