New Winter Weather Advisories In Effect Tonight

March 17th, 2014 at 6:30 pm by under Weather

Winter Weather Advisories have expired for all of our northern counties. But…we now have Winter Weather Advisories in effect for our inland counties until 11 AM Tuesday.

Winter Weather Advisories

Winter Weather Advisories

The National Weather Service put this alert out for the possibility of freezing rain overnight and into tomorrow morning. Remember that we only need a little bit of freezing rain/drizzle to cause a lot of problems on the roads. Freezing rain is when rain freezes on contact, creating a glaze of ice. Here are the forecast lows for tomorrow morning.

Forecast Lows

Forecast Lows

Most of metro should see temperatures above freezing, but we are concerned for inland locations. Wet roads could be slippery and have patches of ice, so be careful when driving. Bridges and overpasses always freeze first, so use caution tonight. Watch for ice accumulations on decks, cars and handrails. Our latest Future Trak model has the wintry mix continuing overnight. Here is the solution at midnight.

Future Trak at 12 AM

Future Trak at 12 AM

Most of North Carolina will just see a cold rain. A rain/sleet/freezing rain mix is possible for the parts of the Southside and the Peninsula, but more likely for our northern and inland areas.

Precipitation Type

Precipitation Type

I talked more about the possibility of nuisance tidal flooding in my previous blog, so check that out.

Meteorologist Don Slater will be tracking the precipitation and the temperatures tonight. He will have an update on WAVY News 10 at 10 on FOX 43 and WAVY News 10 at 11.

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona

 

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