Up to an inch of rain expected across Piedmont

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Rain will start as freezing rain with some pockets of sleet Tuesday morning before changing over to a cold rain in the late morning hours.

MOUNTAINS/FOOTHILLS:  Ice accruals 0.10″ to 0.25″.  Thickest ice on bridges, overpasses, trees and power lines.  Windy with scattered power outages possible.  Total rainfall:  0.30″ to 0.75″. There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until noon Tuesday.

PIEDMONT:  Glaze of ice on elevated surfaces.  Total rainfall:  Up to 1″.

A powerful winter storm is working its way across the southeastern U.S. and will sweep a cold front across North Carolina during the late hours today.

Icy travel in the morning will diminish between 9 a.m. and noon, from southeast to northwest.

Several school systems are operating on a two-hour delay. (Click here for the latest delays and closings.)

A cold rain will stick around through the evening and it will be a breezy day as well.

Highs are expected to be near 40 degrees.

Tuesday evening, the rain tapers off and lows will remain above freezing in most communities, around 36 degrees.  It will still be breezy, with southwest winds between 8 and 12 mph.

That wonderful southwest wind will give our temperatures a boost on Wednesday.  Expect highs in the mid-50’s by the afternoon with some persistent clouds sticking around through the day.

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