RALEIGH – Winter weather made its way into the forecast for the first time this season, but National Weather Service Meteorologist, Brandon Locklear says it’s likely just for the spectacle Tuesday.
“The story’s going to be just how cold this air mass is,” Locklear says.
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CHAPEL HILL - Chapel Hill Police Public Information Sgt. Josh Mecimore says officers have seen fairly good conditions on the roadways since the storm moved in early this morning.
“I’ve talked to the watch commander that worked overnight, and he said at about 1:45 a.m. they started seeing a mix of rain and freezing rain,” Sgt. Mecimore says. “He said that the temperatures never really got down to freezing, so the roads are wet, but they didn’t see any hazardous conditions like slick roads or anything like that.”
Sgt. Mecimore says since the storm was not projected to be a large one, no added preparation was needed, though he says officers were on alert should it be worse than expected.
“Overnight we had just our regular patrol guys on duty, but they didn’t see any weather-related accidents or anything like that,” Sgt. Mecimore says.http://chapelboro.com/news/weather/chpd-says-no-weather-related-accidents-overnight/
RALEIGH – The National Weather Service is keeping an eye on a storm system that could bring more frozen precipitation to the Triangle area at the end of this week.
Of course the greatest concern will be for commuters Friday morning.
Sharp says the system is still a ways off with time for the forecast to change. But as of now, it looks like another Friday could be affected by cold temperatures and potentially harmful weather. The good news is that is isn’t expected to last long.
“We are monitoring a storm system out in the southern Rockies that will be approaching the southeast US late Thursday into Thursday night and Friday,” Sharp says. “It looks like the precip (will begin) during the overnight hours Thursday into Friday morning.”
Stay tuned to WCHL and Chapelboro.com as the storm approaches. We’ll continue to bring you up to the minute forecasts of the winter weather expected in the area.
Click here for the current Chapel Hill forecast.http://chapelboro.com/news/weather/freezing-rain-possible-in-the-triangle-thursday-night-and-friday-morning/