02/05/10 — Snow, ice will miss Wayne this time

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Snow, ice will miss Wayne this time

By Steve Herring
Published in News on February 5, 2010 1:46 PM

Don't be looking for a repeat of last week's snow/wintery mix whose frozen remains can still be seen scattered across the county.

Wayne County residents can expect rain, possibly heavy at times today, but with temperatures reaching into the 50s there is no chance of snow said Phil Badgett, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Raleigh.

A few flakes fell in Raleigh early this morning before changing over to rain, he said.

The snow/rain line has moved more north and west of Raleigh than had been expected, he said.

"Wayne County, it is just going to be rainy with lows about 34," Badgett said. "It will be mostly moderate to heavy rains today and should begin tapering off around midnight. The temperatures should reach up into the 50s."

Anywhere from 1 to 3 inches can be expected today.

Tonight's temperatures will be in the mid-30s and reach into the 40s on Saturday.

Skies will be clear Saturday and Sunday though it will be windy and cold. Lows are expected around 25 Saturday night with highs Sunday near 45.

Temperatures will drop into the low 20s Sunday night. Monday's high should be in the 40s.