Storm Will Arrive A Few Hours EarlierFebruary 12th, 2014 at 2:19 pm by Tiffany Savona WAVY under Weather
After looking a the latest radar trends and viewer reports, the snow has already arrived across North Carolina. Many folks have reported light snow/flurries in Edenton, Hertford and Elizabeth City.
Yesterday the computer models had most of the precipitation moving in just after the evening commute across the metro. We were worried about the possibility of the rain/snow moving in earlier and that is what is happening so far. Our latest Future Trak model is picking up on where the rain/snow is right now, so I am putting a lot of trust in it for the afternoon solution. It is also agreeing with the hi-resolution models too. Notice that the snow moves into the Southside and Peninsula by 4 PM.
So with the rain and snow moving in earlier, this will affect the evening commute. Here is what Future Trak is showing at 6 PM.
Keep in mind that the rain/snow line can shift and that can make all the different between wet roads and snowy roads. Right now temperatures across most areas are in the lower 30s. These temperatures should rise above freezing later this evening. But it looks like the snow will start up before temperatures rise above freezing, which will allow the snow to accumulate quickly. This is an evolving system and we are continuing to watch for any changes, as any little changes could make a big difference.
Here is the latest forecast snow totals map. Keep in mind that these are accumulations that we could see before the rain moves in and melts the snow. We will likely not even have any snow leftover by tomorrow morning.
Best advice is to try and stay off the roads this evening, since we will have a mixed bag of precipitation across the region. Meteorologists Don Slater, Jeff Edmondson and I are all here this afternoon tracking the snow/sleet/rain. Please send any photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to post any snow/sleet reports on our Facebook page or you can tweet them to us @WAVY_Weather. Thanks again!
-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona