Winter storm to break up spring preview in North Carolina

Cheryl Sanders
March 11, 2017

"We've gone through about half of our snow-plowing overtime budget", Prunty said. Slushy spots are likely, especially along and north of the turnpike. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. However, the freezing temperatures Monday morning will not last long and we will be in the 40s and 50s throughout the afternoon which will melt the any and all snow/ice leftover. Our high temperatures on Sunday will be in the upper 20s to lower 30s. Visibility is greatly reduced during snow bursts and travel is likely to be hazardous throughout the morning.

THURSDAY NIGHT - Clouds increase, with a few flurries possible in southern New Hampshire toward dawn. Readings are in the middle 30s to near 40 degrees with gusty winds. Wind chills will be below zero most of the day. Temperatures range from the upper teens to mid-20s once again. Wind chill values feel like the single digits. We'll have updates throughout the weekend.

Tomorrow night: Winds are much calmer by this point, and with a cold air mass still in place, that means another hard freeze is on the way. Overall, it should be a nice bright day with mostly sunny skies. Northeast wind around 7 miles per hour. Sunday remains cold, a there's a slight breeze.

If the snow weren't bad enough, the temperatures will be lower than usual. There's more sunshine, though it clearly does little to help warm the region. This is well below our average for this time of the year.

Friday's high in the Harrisburg area is expected to be near 38, with a low at night of around 16.

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has downgraded the Winter Storm Warning to a Winter Weather Advisory for snow, which is in effect from 7 PM EST this evening to 11 AM EDT Sunday. We're left with a mostly sunny day that is slightly milder and less windy than today.

Forecasters predict Saturday's high in central IL to be in the low to mid-30s.

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