Winter Weather Update – February 20, 10am

Adverse Weather Condition 1 at noon; Condition 2 at 3pm through 10am Friday 2/21/2020.

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The National Weather Service recently issued the following briefing concerning today’s winter weather:

  • Medium confidence that this event will occur; and LOW confidence on expected snow amounts and impacts.
  • Rain will spread across central NC from SW to NE during the morning today. The rain will change to snow along and north of the I 85 corridor by Noon.
  • During the afternoon today, the transition to snow or wintry mix will continue to move south, while snow will begin accumulating north of the Hwy 64 corridor, with deteriorating road conditions.
  • This evening, snow will fall across most if not all of central NC, with hazardous travel conditions possible across nearly all of central NC, with the exception perhaps being along the SC border, where the change to snow will occur late.
  • Lingering travel impacts are possible Friday morning where the greatest snow accumulations occur.
  • Storm Total Snow Accumulation: The heaviest snow is expected along and north of the Hwy 64 corridor mainly from the Triangle region eastward, where 3 5 inches of snow is expected. Localized higher amounts are possible. South of Hwy 64, given a delayed change over to snow, accumulations of 1 2 inches are expected.
  • Below freezing temperatures tonight will rise above freezing by noon Friday, then fall back below freezing by 7 PM Friday.
  • Low temps Friday night in the low to mid 20s…colder where there is snow on the ground.
  • Sustained winds 10 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph expected today and tonight. At this time we do not expect a problem with power outages.