Light snow on Saturday, minor accumulations

Posted on: 9:15 am, February 15, 2013, by , updated on: 05:23pm, February 16, 2013

Light snow will fall across parts of the Piedmont on Saturday.

A front will bring colder air into the state.   As this cold air pours in, a low pressure area is forecast to develop along the coast and expand moisture westward from the Atlantic.

The greatest moisture will be over the eastern areas closest to the low.   As the cold air arrives, rain will likely change to snow from west to east.

Here in the Triad, moisture should be limited with little if any accumulation expected.   To the east, mainly north and east of Raleigh, a few inches of snow may fall. Possibly a dusting to 1/2 inch on grassy areas, mainly east and perhaps south side of the Triad. If the precipiation lingers long enough, it may change to all snow in the Triad, but amounts should be lighter than to our east.

Dry weather returns for Sunday through Monday with a warming trend on Monday afternoon and then rain returning on Tuesday.