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Freezing rain will bring glaze of ice to Triad; Slick spots possible

Watch for slick spots, especially on bridges

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Near freezing temperatures combined with rain will make for an icy morning commute on Friday. 

Make sure to watch the Good Morning Show Friday for the latest road conditions across the Piedmont. 

WHAT'S THE WEATHER SETUP:

Cold air is locked in right now over the Piedmont, and rain is on the way. That is a common setup for us to get freezing rain during the winter months. 

Late Thursday night into early Friday morning, rain will be moving northward from the Gulf of Mexico toward the Carolinas. This is relatively warm air coming our way. The problem is that temperatures at the ground will still be cold. This will create ice until temperatures rise above freezing again.

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MAIN POINTS: 

  • Brief period of freezing rain likely Friday AM
  • A changeover to all rain will happen midday Friday regardless
  • Areas north and west of Greensboro have best chance to see any ice
  • Up to 1/10" is possible in the Triad, up to 2/10" is possible in the Foothills
  • Power outages not expected, although a few are possible in the west
  • Slick spots likely on bridges
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Be alert on Friday morning for icy spots on area roadways.

HOW MUCH:

  • Light glaze possible in the Triad, up to 1/10"
  • Up to 2/10" is possible in the Foothills and Mountains
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Areas in the Foothills could see up to 0.20" of ice before temps rise above freezing.

No major impacts are expected in the Triad and most areas south of the Triad should get only regular cold rain. As temperatures rise all of the precipitation will change over to regular rain by mid morning Friday. Rain, heavy at times is likely through Saturday morning.

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Morning freezing rain is possible followed by a lot of rain for the rest of the day Friday.

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