Tuesday, July 16

Temperatures Set To Fall With Chance Of Snow On Monday

Snow on windshield (sima / Adobe Stock)
(sima / Adobe Stock)

ASHEBORO N.C. — After a week and a half of unusually warm temperatures that had many of us were checking our calendar to make sure it said December, temperatures are set to plunge Sunday night with even a possible chance to see some snow Monday morning.

According to a forecast from the National Weather Service in Raleigh, Sunday highs are expected to be around 69° F with lows Sunday night plunging down to 32° F. Monday forecasters are calling for a 30% chance of rain and/or snow followed by sunny conditions with a high of 45° F. Temperatures Monday night are expected to drop even further reaching down to 24° F.

Don’t get too excited about the possibility of snow, high-end estimates which the weather service puts at a one in ten chance (10%) call for zero inches also known as just flurries early Monday morning. Most forecasters are saying a wintery mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain is more likely with little to no accumulation.

Source: National Weather Service – Raleigh

If a wintery mix does fall, combined with low temperatures, may create hazardous driving conditions for commuters trying to get to work on Monday morning. Drivers are urged to use caution, especially on bridges which freeze before roadways.

For the rest of the upcoming week Tuesday is expected to be sunny with a high of 47° F dipping to 31° F overnight. Wednesday, partly sunny with a high near 55° F dropping to 36° F overnight and repeating Thursday with the high of 56° F dropping to around 29° F with the 30% chance of showers Thursday evening into the night.

Go ahead and find your windshield scrapper and stay tuned to Randolph News Now for updates as they become available. Severe Weather Alerts from the NWS are automatically posted to our Facebook and Twitter pages so be sure to follow us to be alerted.