8:13 am
Mon March 3, 2014

The Triangle Could Get Caught Up In A Wintry Mix Today

Updated 10:48 a.m.:

 Image of a branch that has been subjected to freezing rain within the previous 24 hours. Note the branch is completly encapsulated in ice. Some melting has occurred as temperatures were around 0 Celsius
The National Weather Service says the Triangle should expect a wintry mix today.
Credit David Park, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on 27 Dec 2009. / Wikipedia Creative Commons

A cold front is moving into the Triangle and creeping eastward toward the coast. Temperatures are expected to drop into the 20s later today.

Scott Sharpe is a senior forecaster at the National Weather Service in Raleigh. He said a wintry mix is expected across the region sometime after lunch.

“Once temperatures do drop, they're not going to recover. So we're expecting overnight temperatures here across the Piedmont in the teens,” Sharp said. “So whatever moisture, dew, we do have on the road by late this afternoon early evening will freeze. So we're expecting some icy conditions that will last into a good part of Tuesday morning.”

Sharp says temperatures will remain below normal for the rest of the work week.

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