First measurable March snow in 3 years not a major event

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Light snow moved into central North Carolina before the sun came up Sunday, but by Sunday afternoon it will all be gone with sunshine returning.  The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Hoke, Cumberland, and Sampson counties.

That advisory expired at 11 a.m. Sunday. There were no reported wrecks or crashes in central North Carolina because of the light snow.

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Total snow accumulation for most of central North Carolina was anywhere from a dusting up to one inch, but mainly in grassy areas.

Most will melt when hitting the warmer ground, but bridges and overpasses in some isolated areas could become slick.

The snow will not last all day as dry weather and sunshine moves in Sunday afternoon.  Highs Sunday afternoon will top out near 48.

That same storm system will strengthen as it moves up the east coast as a nor’easter late Monday into Tuesday. For central North Carolina, it looks like rain
will be likely Monday into early Tuesday as temperatures remain above freezing. That system will clear out on Tuesday, but another cold front will move through helping to keep cold temps around all week.

Behind that system very windy conditions will develop into Wednesday. A wind advisory might need to be issued for possible strong to damaging winds. It will be mostly sunny on Wednesday, however. Winds will diminish on Thursday and it will stay dry. Temperatures mid-week will be very cold for mid-March.

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