Hour-by-hour forecast from Monday morning to midnight

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From 1 a.m. until  7 a.m. Monday, the Triad will see snow. From 7 a.m. to lunchtime our snow will mix with and change to sleet.  Look for light freezing rain from lunchtime until 8 p.m.  At this time, the freezing rain appears to be light enough that we should not see widespread power problems.  After 8 p.m. non-freezing rain will fall across the Triad with rain becoming heavy at times very early Tuesday morning.  We could see more than 1 inch of rain. It’s possible the rain could be heavy enough to wash away the snow and sleet that fell on Monday morning and Monday afternoon.

We could see 1 to 2 inches of snow and sleet across the Triad. Higher snow totals are likely north and west of the Triad. In terms of freezing rain, we will see about 0.10 of an inch of ice with higher totals possible north and west of the Triad.  Also, the change over times will happen later north and west of the Triad.

Snow and sleet totals 

Less than an inch is expected  for southern Davidson County, southern Randolph County and Montgomery County.  One to 2 inches of snow and sleet are expected for areas south of Interstate 40/85.  Two  to 3 inches of snow and sleet could fall north of Interstate 40/85. Three to 4 inches of snow and sleet are expected across northern Rockingham, Stokes and Wilkes counties.  More than 4 inches of snow and sleet will fall across the mountains.

Warm air will invade our storm system.  That’s why today’s morning snow and sleet will turn into rain, heavy at times by late Monday night into Tuesday morning.  Tuesday afternoon will be cloudy with some peeks of sun by Tuesday afternoon.  Highs on Tuesday will be in the lower 50s.  Partly cloudy to sunny skies on Wednesday and Thursday with highs around 50 degrees.  Friday will be sunny with highs in the low to mid-50s.  Sunny to partly cloudy for Saturday and Sunday with highs in the lower 60s.