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Winter Weather Advisory – What to Expect in Randolph County

Winter Weather Advisory – What to Expect in Randolph County

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ASHEBORO N.C.  – The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for portions of central North Carolina, including Randolph County. Here is what you can expect. A period of light freezing rain is set to impact the northern Piedmont, mainly along and north of I-85, from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday morning. Here in Randolph County, forecasters are predicting around 0.02” of ice accumulation. Temperatures will remain right near the freezing point through the morning hours on Saturday and any freezing rain is expected to transition to rain by 4 a.m. Total rainfall for Saturday is expected to be around half to three quarters of an inch. The risk of isolated flash flooding cannot be ruled out from Saturday morning through early afternoon. Combined with...
Freezing Rain Triggers Closures / Delays

Freezing Rain Triggers Closures / Delays

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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. SEE FULL LIST OF CLOSINGS / DELAYS FOR RANDOLPH COUNTY 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 MESSAGENational Weather Service Raleigh NC826 AM EST Mon Feb 7 2022…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMA...
Power Outages & Treacherous Roads Likely  As Forecast Calls For Less Snow/More Ice

Power Outages & Treacherous Roads Likely As Forecast Calls For Less Snow/More Ice

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ASHEBORO N.C. - Over the last 48 hours, as the start of the winter storm gets closer, meteorologist have been watching their forecast models closely. Now, just hours before snow and sleet are set to start, new forecasts are changing the amount of snow and ice we can expect, with warnings of widespread power outages and treacherous travel conditions. WINTER STORM WARNING At 3am this morning, the National Weather Service (NWS) in Raleigh upgraded the Winter Storm Watch for our area to a Winter Storm Warning, starting at midnight tonight. Meteorologist are calling for heavy mixed precipitation (snow, sleet, & freezing rain) with total snow accumulations of up to 3 inches and ice accumulations of two tenths to three tenths of an inch, with winds gusts as high as 40 mph. TIMELINE...
Temperatures Set To Fall With Chance Of Snow On Monday

Temperatures Set To Fall With Chance Of Snow On Monday

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(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 inch...

Updated Forecast – Severe Icing Targets Randolph County

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ASHEBORO NC - The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Randolph County, set to begin at midnight on Wednesday through 7 AM on Friday. At 3 AM on Wednesday morning meteorologist adjusted the forecast, originally areas north of US HWY-64 in Randolph county were the only forecast for a glaze to 0.10" of ice. The updated forecast is now calling for 0.25 to 0.50" of ice accumulation across Randolph county likely resulting in downed trees and power outages and making "travel nearly impossible." As this update was posted so early in the morning we are still waiting on updated forecast information and will continue to post updates as new information comes in today. Readers are asked to keep a close eye on the forecast today and prepare accordingly to s...

Freezing Rain Prompts Warnings For Travelers

Traffic & Roads, Weather
ASHEBORO NC - The threat of freezing rain, black ice, and power outages tonight has prompted the National Weather Service in Raleigh to issue a Winter Weather Advisory for Randolph County. According to meteorologists, a mix of rain and freezing drizzle will taper off tonight around 9 PM. Ice from this wintery mix will stick around as overnight temperatures hover around freezing. This will likely result inslick/icy spots and black ice, especially on bridges and elevated roads overnight through late Sunday morning. Combined with patchy fog this could create especially hazardous travel conditions. Through-out the day Saturday Emergency crews have responded to an estimated 20 vehicle accidents in Randolph County. Power outages are unlikely but still possible. As of 7 PM Sunday evening, ...

Wintry Mix Forecast For Area Tonight & Tomorrow

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ASHEBORO NC - Winter weather is forecast to move in tonight, and this time, forecasters are saying it's not just going to be flurries. The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the area from 7 PM Sunday until Noon on Monday. Meteorologists are calling for mixed precipitation with snow and freezing rain. WHENPrecipitation is expected to start at around 1 AM on Sunday end by Noon on Monday. WHAT IS EXPECTEDAreas along and north of Hwy 64 may see a brief period of freezing rain, before changing over to rain by the mid to late morning Sunday. Ice accumulation is expected to remain less than 1/10 of an inch. In the worst-case scenario, snowfall totals could reach 1 - 2 inches anywhere along and north of the Hwy 64 corridor, however forecasters...