State Department of Transportation crews began spraying brine on major roads and bridges in the Triangle on Tuesday, in anticipation of possible wintry weather starting Wednesday afternoon.
National Weather Service forecasters say snow showers are expected to begin falling about midafternoon Wednesday and continue through the evening. With morning lows starting out in the teens Wednesday, the ground may still be cold enough for some of those flakes to stick.
The brush with snow will be a prelude to a bigger storm expected to bring snow, sleet and freezing rain to the region late Thursday night through Friday and into Saturday. What falls where will depend on the temperature, which will hover around freezing Friday morning and may not reach 40 until sometime Saturday.