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BUCKLEY'S BLOG: Friday AM storm update. Low impacts for SE NC

As we head throughout the day, snow / sleet / freezing rain will be problems for our friends to the north. However, the Cape Fear region will see very little impact from this storm at all. Here's a breakdown of what you can expect today.

We're starting out with some sun, but clouds will continue to increase this afternoon. By dinnertime, some scattered light rain showers will move in across SE North Carolina which will last into the overnight period. For our northernmost counties (Duplin/Sampson/Robeson/N Bladen), a brief period of mixing with sleet / freezing rain will be possible at dinner time before a changeover to rain. No accumulations are expected.

For the overnight period, scattered light rain will continue through midnight. After midnight, as temperatures cool, a brief period of freezing rain will again be possible for the northernmost tier of our area (Duplin/Sampson/Robeson/N Bladen). Accumulation is not expected, but some patchy black ice could form in these areas early Saturday morning where temps fall below freezing.

Overall, this storm will have little to no impact to our portion of the state. However, heading north towards Raleigh the impacts will be far greater, with icy accumulations of sleet/snow/freezing rain likely. Please use caution if traveling north and west tonight.


Today: Some sunshine to start, with increasing clouds during the afternoon. Scattered rain showers arrive toward dinnertime. Northern tier (Duplin/Sampson/N Bladen/Robeson) have a slight chance to see a brief wintry mix before switching to rain. Highs in the mid 40's to the S, upper 30's to the N. 

Tonight: Scattered light rain continues, ending by 4am. Again, a brief period of wintry mix is possible for northern tier counties. No accumulation expected. Lows near 30 to the N, with upper 30's to the S.

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- TB



By: Tim Buckley