Hazardous Travel Conditions Possible Early Friday Morning

7:37 AM, Feb 22, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- A Winter Weather Advisory will remain in effect until 10am in the Triad.

A strong storm system stretching from the High Plains to the Gulf of Mexico spread east into the Mid-Atlantic Friday morning.

Cold air pushed south on the east side of the Appalachians Thursday night and set the stage for precipitation to arrive Friday morning. As the precipitation tracked over the mountains it encountered sub-freezing temperatures which will allow for snow to develop initially.

Periods of snow mixing with sleet will be possible across the entire WFMY News 2 viewing area from Midnight Thursday night through 3am Friday. As the storm systems push east warmer air will stream into the higher parts of the atmosphere and change the precipitation over to all rain.

Temperatures at the surface, however, will remain 2-3 degrees below zeros which will cause for any precipitation that falls as liquid to then refreeze once it hits the ground. A time period between 3am-9am presents the possibility of hazardous travel especially on bridges and overpasses.

Snow accumulations prior to the freezing rain will be brief and limited to less than an inch. The farther south you live the smaller chance you will have of seeing any time of winter precipitation.

After noon all precipitation will transition over to all rain and be fairly scattered in nature. Meanwhile temperatures only climb into the mid-upper 30s through Friday afternoon.

Temperatures will remain above freezing Friday night which will prevent any concern of refreezing Friday night.

Keep checking back with WFMY News 2 and digtriad.com for more updates through this event.

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