winter storm prep

Bread shelves start to run bare at Harris Teeter on Lawndale Drive in Greensboro on Wednesday ahead of a winter storm forecasted for this weekend.

Updated at 9 a.m.

RALEIGH — A meterologist at the National Weather Center in Raleigh said its still too early to tell how much snow Guilford County could see this weekend.

Ryan Ellis said that the area could see 3 to 4 inches of snow on Sunday and possibly higher totals depending on where the storm goes.

In addition, Ellis said that a second low pressure coming in Monday could produce "several more inches" of snow. But again, he added, it is still to early to give any accumulation predictions for Monday.

A wintry mix could start in Guilford County on Saturday night with rain and snow before midnight and then a 40 percent chance of snow after 1 a.m. on Sunday. Accumulations could be between a quarter- and a half-inch.

The chance of snow increases to 80 percent for the county on Sunday. On Sunday night, it is expected to turn into sleet and then freezing rain between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. After 4 a.m. on Monday, there is a 70 percent chance of freezing rain. Accumulations of snow could be around 3 1/2 inches between around 1 a.m. and 6 p.m., according to the weather service.


RALEIGH — Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Raleigh say that there is still a lot of uncertainty with a strong storm system that is expected to hit central North Carolina this weekend.

The weather service in its latest briefing has set a line of demarcation just west of Raleigh, saying the further west/northwest you go of this line, the more likely the chances are for winter weather. To the east/southeast of the line, chances decrease.

A lot of what may happen depends on timing and location of the storm, the service stated.

A wintry mix could start in Guilford County on Saturday night with rain and snow before midnight and then a 40 percent chance of snow after 1 a.m. on Sunday. Accumulations could be between a quarter- and a half-inch.

The chance of snow increases to 80 percent for the county on Sunday. On Sunday night, it is expected to turn into sleet and then freezing rain between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. After 4 a.m. on Monday, there is a 70 percent chance of freezing rain. Accumulations of snow could be around 3 1/2 inches between around 1 a.m. and 6 p.m., according to the weather service.

On Monday, the county has a 40 percent chance of snow, freezing rain and sleet before noon that may turn into rain after noon and then into rain and snow in the evening.

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