March 4, 2013

Snowflakes possible in Triangle for mid-week, but accumulation unlikely

Weather forecasts for the Triangle held out the possibility of rain changing to snow on Wednesday, but forecasters said it was very unlikely to accumulate.

Winter appears not to want to go gently, with chilly rain on tap for Tuesday and snow possible on Wednesday, though without much accumulating except in the northern edge of the Triangle.

The area appears likely to catch only the southern fringe of the storm that was beginning to chew through the middle of the country on Monday and was forecast to pile up to 10 inches of snow on Chicago.

In the Triangle, forecasters see rain settling in on Tuesday afternoon and making for less-than-pleasant days then and on Wednesday.

High temperatures were forecast to be in the 50s Tuesday and the 40s on Wednesday.

Overnight Tuesday, WTVD meteorologist Don Schwenneker said, “We could see some of this rain changing over to snow. We’re not talking any kind of accumulation, though.”

Schwenneker said he expected most snow accumulation to be along and north of the Virginia border, and he warned that travel to the north could be difficult.

The National Weather Service said it believed any accumulation would be north of Louisburg and Rocky Mount.

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

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