Minor Winter Weather Event To Unfold Across The Area Over Next 24 Hours

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Good morning everyone and I hope you had a restful night and if you work third shift I hope you are getting some rest now.  A dynamic forecast will unfold across our forecast area over the next 24 hours.  Areas along and East of Hwy US 321 and Hwy 16 stand the best chance to see accumulating snow.  Some areas near the East slope of the mountains may not see anything but flurries unless this small band of snow shifts west.  That leads to a low confidence forecast across our western foothill counties.  Along and East of US 321 and Hwy 16 confidence is high that you will atleast see a dusting but some isolated 2 inch totals are possible. 

***WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR ALL OF THE FORECAST AREA FROM 10PM TONIGHT UNTIL NOON WEDNESDAY***

Today will begin with clear and cold conditions.  Ahead of the approaching upper low and cold front temps will rise into the upper 30's to low 40's.  Clouds increase this evening and a few light sprinkles are possible after 5pm.  As the night goes on the atmosphere will slowly moisten allowing for light to moderate snow to develop.  This band of snow will likely only span 100 miles or less and should be quick moving.  The highest snow accumulations will be from Raleigh to the Northeast.  If traveling down to Eastern NC tomorrow you will want to check North Carolina 511 for the latest road details.

Summary:

Precipitation:  Rain changing to snow

Timing:  Sprinkles or light rain develops after 5pm.  Narrow band of snow develops in early morning hours Wednesday and moves East quickly.

Impacts:  Travel Only.... All roads covered in light amounts of snow Wednesday Morning. Skies clear and main roads become passable by afternoon.  Refreeze likely Wednesday Night into Thursday.

Preparedness:  Delay travel Wednesday Morning

Confidence:  Low in Western Foothills and high in Eastern Foothills

Accumulations:  Western Foothills could see no accumulation to one inch.  Eastern areas could see a dusting to two inches.  Two inch amounts will be isolated though.

Next Update:  This Afternoon

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