ASHEBORO N.C. – The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Triad for tonight. According to the forecast posted this morning rain is likely before 9pm, then rain and snow between 9pm and 1am, possibly turning to snow after 1am. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
We will post another update at 7PM after the next briefing from the national Weather Service.
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
8 AM EST THURSDAY…
* WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of around one
inch, with isolated totals near 2 inches possible.
* WHERE…Northern portions of central North Carolina, mainly
along and north of Highway 64.
* WHEN…From midnight tonight to 8 AM EST Thursday.
* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous
conditions could impact the Thursday morning commute.
Slow down and use caution while traveling.
The latest road conditions for North Carolina can be obtained by visiting DriveNC.gov.
UPDATE 1/27/21 7PM
The National Weather Service in Raleigh is now mediumly confident in its forecast which calls for overnight rain to turn to snow in the area.
Tonight after 11 PM, forecasters are calling for cold air to rush into the area. The rain is expected to change to snow from northwest to southeast through the overnight hours, with the most snow falling along and north of the Hwy 64 corridor.
As of the 4:30 PM update, meteorologist expect that most locations along and north of Hwy 64 will see snow accumulations ranging from a dusting
to a little over an inch. The snow will end by daybreak across the Triad and western Piedmont.
Overnight travel may become dangerous as scattered slick spots could develop on roads, especially bridges and elevated roadways. These icy spots may persist through Thursday morning, with morning lows of 29-32 degrees. Motorists Thursday morning are urged to use extra caution when traveling during their morning commute. Sunny conditions during the day on Thursday will help melt the snow very quickly.