Slight risk of wintry mix inland Friday night

Annette Crawford
December 7, 2017

Another surge of colder weather will arrive Friday night and send temperatures into the middle 30s across the Pee Dee.

Less than an inch of snow is expected to accumulate north of Raleigh, and there's a possibility of a dusting of snow near Burlington and northeast to the Virginia border, according to the weather service.

This would be the first snow event of the winter season and it's only happening because of the cold front that moved through Wednesday morning. Temperatures will gradually turn colder with Thursday afternoon temperatures in the middle and upper 40s dropping into the lower and middle 40s by Friday. Instead of drier air moving completely through the region - which is typical with cold air - moisture will actually move back northward on Friday into this very cold air.

Friday will be an active weather day with cloudy skies, colder temperatures and a good chance of rain and snow. Highs in the mid 40s to near 50 are forecast for Saturday and Sunday.

The best chance for snow is Friday night and early Saturday morning. Any accumulation would be light and mostly on grassy surfaces. Regardless, no road accumulation is expected as road temperatures will remain above freezing. Lows may dip to 28 degrees on Saturday morning.

Stay with CBS North Carolina as our team of meteorologists continue to track all the changes that are likely to take place in the coming days.

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