Up To An Inch Of Snow Possible In The Triad

7:51 PM, Jan 24, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- A storm system is on the move and set to bring the Triad its second dose of winter weather in just more than a week's time.

A reinforcing shot of cold and dry air settled into the Triad Thursday in advance of the approaching system. Low temperatures Thursday night will drop into the upper teens and low 20s across the entire area.

Cloud cover will gradually increase through Friday morning as moisture streams in over the Triad in advance of the advancing area of low pressure.

This area of low pressure will begin to spread precipitation from west to east over the WFMY News 2 viewing area around noon Friday. Dry air at the surface, however, will cause for a lot of the initial precipitation to evaporate before it reaches the ground.

Light snow and sleet will begin to fall in the Triad early Friday afternoon and eventually mix in with some freezing drizzle. Surface temperatures will be cold enough that once the snow and sleet begins to fall it will start accumulating.

Limited moisture associated with this storm system will result in relatively light accumulation totals, but the almost instant accumulation will still cause some travel concerns.

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A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the entire area through Friday due to the potential for hazardous travel conditions, primarily through Friday afternoon and evening.

Snow/sleet accumulations across the Triad will likely range from 0.5"-1.0" with greater totals expected along the Virginia border. Areas south of Hwy 64 can expect more of a sleet and freezing rain mix that will result in less accumulation, but slightly greater concern for ice.  Any ice accumulation though should be much greater than a tenth of an inch.

The precipitation will clear out of the Triad from west to east around 6pm and give way to a partly cloudy sky late Friday night.

WFMY News 2

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