ASHEBORO N.C. – A period of light freezing rain this morning has triggered closing and delays across Randolph County.
As of this morning both Asheboro City Schools as well as Randolph County Schools have announced they will be closed today. Randolph Community College is set to operate on a two hour delay. RCAT for Randolph County has also announced that they will not be operating today.
All these closings and delays were triggered by a period of freezing rain over the Triad. Just after 8 am this morning the National Weather Service in Raleigh issued a Winter Weather Advisory for central North Carolina.
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
826 AM EST Mon Feb 7 2022
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING…
WHAT…A period of light freezing rain expected. Total ice accumulations of a light glaze.
WHERE…Portions of central North Carolina.
WHEN…Through 10 AM EST.
IMPACTS…The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Light freezing rain is expected to change over to all rain, as temperatures slowly rise to just above freezing, through approximately 10 AM. The areas most likely to
see light freezing rain accumulation will be along and north of I-85. There, a very light glaze of ice is possible on tree tops, bridges, and elevated roads.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Slow down and use caution while traveling. Prepare for possible power outages. The latest road conditions for North Carolina can be obtained by visiting DriveNC.gov.https://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=NCZ039&warncounty=NCC151&firewxzone=NCZ039&local_place1=5%20Miles%20WSW%20Sophia%20NC&product1=Winter+Weather+Advisory&lat=35.7888&lon=-79.9734
The Advisory for Randolph County was allowed to expire at 10 am as radar showed that precipitation had left the area.
Despite the precipitation clearing highs today are only expected to reach the high 30’s.
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