NC prepares for bitter cold, possible light snow

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Parts of central North Carolina is waking up Thursday morning to bitterly cold temperatures with little warmth expected anytime soon.

Shelters across the Triangle are waving their white flag and opening their doors to anyone who needs a warm place to stay.

On Wednesday night, the Durham Rescue Mission launched its program Operation Rescue. This means the shelter is open to both men and women. People who come to the shelter will also get a warm meal and warm clothing to help get them through the rest of winter.

Meanwhile, the North Carolina Department has already prepared roads for possible icy conditions over the next couple of days as temperatures stay below freezing in the evening hours and with the possibility of ice or snow Friday. Crews brined areas prone to ice in Johnston County along both Interstate 40 and 95.

WNCN Meteorologist Alyssa Corfont says parts of central North Carolina could see a light snow/rain mix Friday. The best chance for a small amount of accumulation with be east of U.S. 1. Accumulations will range from a dusting around the Triangle to up to 2″ along the I-95 corridor.

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