Chance of freezing rain Friday as temperatures drop below freezing

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Friday’s bitter cold lows — near 30 degrees — could bring freezing rain in the early morning hours. FOX8 Meteorologist Emily Byrd said, “With sub-freezing temperatures in the early hours Friday, some of this precipitation may freeze, mainly on bridges, overpasses and other elevated surfaces.” The National Weather Service in Raleigh reports that models show a strong consensus that the area could expect a few hundredths of an inch of ice. A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect Thursday night into Friday morning. Davidson, Forsyth and Guilford counties are under advisory until 12 p.m., while Danville, Lynchburg, Roanoke, Salem, Campbell, Montgomery and Rockingham counties are under advisory until 7 p.m. By late morning, most of the Piedmont could warm up enough to make the rest of Friday just cold and rainy. Highs are anticipated in the upper 30s. The City of Winston-Salem is preparing and putting spreaders on city trucks with workers ready to address issues on roads. Greensboro also has city crews keeping an eye on the weather with equipment prepared in case conditions call for action. Davidson County plans to apply salt brine to Interstates 85, 85 Business and 285 beginning at about 9 a.m. Thursday. Staff will be in place for tonight. About 2,000 tons of salt are on hand.

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