Dec. 05--The season's first snow could come as a short-lived spectacle this week, on the tail end of some much-needed rain.
After temperatures expected in the 70-degree range in many parts of the state Tuesday, things begin to change dramatically, according to ABC11. A sweeping cold front is bringing highs in the 40s and lows reaching the 20s overnight Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but anything that's frozen in the air is not expected to stick much on the ground.
"As we get cold Friday evening, it may change to a few snowflakes, but not anticipating any accumulation," ABC11 meteorologist Don Schwenneker said Tuesday morning.
The chance for precipitation especially Thursday night and Friday morning is reasonable, and it "could fall as some wet snow or a mix of rain and wet snow across the Piedmont," the National Weather Service said.
Despite the cold front projected to move through the area Wednesday morning, the scenario is missing an area of high pressure to the north that would make a significant snow more possible.
"Sunrise Friday morning, it's possible that a few wet snowflakes may mix in with that rain, mainly north and west of Raleigh," said meteorologist Nick Petro with the National Weather Service in Raleigh. "But because near the surface, near the ground, it's expected to be somewhat warm, we're not expecting any accumulation or significant impacts."
Aaron Moody: 919-829-4528, @Aaron_Moody1
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