RALEIGH — With a chance of freezing rain in the forecast, a Saturday morning is better than a work day.
The National Weather Service estimated the chance of rain at 30 percent for early Saturday and put the expected low temperature at 28 degrees, cold enough for rain that froze at higher elevations to stay solid as it reaches the ground.
While the freezing rain would still pose a risk for people out on the roads, a Saturday does not bring the same problems that a weekday commute would be in those conditions.
The weather service said freezing rain was most possible between 4 and 10 a.m., followed by a slight chance of rain between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The high temperature was forecast to be in the mid-40s Saturday and to stay above freezing until Monday night.
Sunday should be sunny, with the high temperature in the 60s.