It may have felt like spring on Sunday and Monday, but that will not be the case for the rest of this week. We're tracking two different systems that could bring the chance for snow to parts of North Carolina over the next several days.
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No precipitation is expected for Tuesday though. We'll just see a mix of sun and clouds along with the cooler temperatures. Highs will only top out in the mid 50s. Lows will drop to the mid 30s late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.
A weak disturbance tracking across the state early Wednesday morning could then be enough to squeeze out a few sprinkles of rain and a few snow flurries near the Triangle between 6 and 9am. Any flurries would be very isolated and would only last for around 10 to 15 minutes. With a relatively warm ground and temperatures hovering just above freezing, any flurries would not impact the morning rush hour.
Most of Wednesday will be mostly to partly cloudy with highs in the mid to upper 40s. Lows will drop to the 20s for early Thursday.
Both Thursday and Friday should be mostly sunny with highs around 50 to the low 50s.
A much larger storm system is set to impact the Carolinas over the weekend. Cold air will be in place as an area of low pressure tracks near or off the Carolina coast from late Saturday through early Monday. That is a setup that can bring wintry weather to North Carolina. However, it is important to point out that the weekend is still days away. The weekend storm system that will move through the Carolinas is still over the Pacific Ocean Tuesday morning.
It is much too early for anyone to provide specific details for the weekend forecast. As is often the case in winter, the Triangle and Sandhills may fall near a line between a chilly rain and a messy mix of sleet, snow, and freezing rain. As more weather data becomes available and the system moves closer, we will watch to see if the probabilities for accumulating snow and sleet increase or decrease. For now, the greatest chance for accumulating snow this weekend is for the mountains of western North Carolina.
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