Chance of freezing rain diminishes as Winter Weather Advisory expires

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A cold, wet day is ahead for the Piedmont Triad, although the possibility of freezing rain has diminished.

Surfaces that are most prone to becoming slick include bridges, overpasses, exit ramps and elevated walkways.

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County and Wilkes County Schools are closed Friday, while most others are on a two- or three-hour delay.  (Latest closings, delays)

A Winter Weather Advisory that was in effect for the entire viewing area expired at 10 a.m.

Temperatures will hover within a couple degrees of 32 in the Triad, then climb to the mid-30s by the lunch hour.

Once this warm-up occurs, our winter weather chances vanish.

Highs today will be in the upper 30s, which will be reached in the late afternoon and evening hours.

Showers become scattered by midday, but heavier rain is headed into the Piedmont by Friday evening.

Total rainfall through 7 a.m. Saturday will be between 1/2″ and 1″.

Saturday, expect the rain to continue for the first part of the day, tapering off by afternoon.  It will be warmer as well, with highs in the upper 40’s.

The warming trend continues for the weekend and Sunday will be absolutely fabulous.  Mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 50s is a great way to wrap up the weekend!