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*Winter Weather Advisory for Freezing Rain 4am through 6pm Sunday*
Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. Patchy Freezing Rain Late. Low 25.
Sunday: 70% Chance of A.M. Freezing Rain/Drizzle. Afternoon Rain/Drizzle Late. High 37.
Monday: Mostly Cloudy. 30% Chance of Showers. High 51.
Tuesday: Clouds. 40% Chance of Rain & Drizzle. High 44.
Wednesday: Partly Cloudy. 60% Chance of Rain/Storms Late. High 61.
Thursday: Clouds. 40% Chance of Rain. High 45
Friday: Partly Sunny and Chilly. High 44.
Just as things were starting to return to normal, we have another winter weather threat in the Piedmont. Watch for icy roadways Sunday morning through midday as light freezing rain moves into the area.
Temperatures Sunday morning will be in the 20s. At the same time, moisture will move in from the south. This will fall as rain, which will freeze on contact as it hits the ground.
This will make for icy roadways, especially bridges and overpasses. It will also create a glaze of ice on your car, and a coating of ice on trees. Temperatures will begin to rise above freezing Sunday afternoon from south to north across the Piedmont, ending the freezing rain threat.
How much ice are we talking about? If you live south of I-40, expect anywhere from a light glaze of ice, up to as much as .10" of ice. This is enough to create slick spots on the roads, and a thin coating on trees, but typically not enough to cause widespread power outages.
North of I-40, toward the Virginia border, freezing temperatures will hold longer into Sunday afternoon. This means as much as .20" to .25" of freezing rain could be possible. There is a higher threat for icy roadways, and even scattered power outages in places like Rockingham, Stokes, & Surry Counties into southern Virginia.
Heading into Monday, temperatures will rise into the 50s with a few morning showers possible. Cooler air will return for Tuesday with clouds and drizzle. A much bigger warm-up for Wednesday with highs near 60 and late-day showers.
The normal high is 56, and the normal low is 35.