Greensboro, NC -- A strong storm system will move east toward the area Monday night and bring heavy rain to the Triad and sleet and freezing rain to the mountains.
An appendage of the same storm system that brought blizzard conditions to Texas and Oklahoma on Monday will move into the Triad early Tuesday morning. Widely scattered showers will spread over the area from the southwest and continue to overtake the Triad through most of the day.
The precipitation will primarily be in the form of rain in the Triad, but with temperatures around freezing Tuesday morning a period of sleet cannot be completely ruled out. Sleet and freezing rain will be most likely through the western foothills and mountains.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Patrick County, VA and Surry and Wilkes County, NC until 10 am on Tuesday. A Winter Storm Warning is also in effect for Alleghany County until 10 am Tuesday. Ice accumulation in the western foothills will be a couple tenths of an inch with greater amounts possible in the mountains.
Rain will remain likely across the Triad through late Tuesday afternoon with pockets of heavy rain possible at times. Total rain accumulation across the Triad will average around one inch.
Minor flooding could be an issued in susceptible flood areas, especially in small creeks and streams. No flood alerts, however, have been issued.
Otherwise, Tuesday will be unseasonably cool with high temperatures only peaking in the upper 30s to lower 30s. The normal high temperature for late February is 55 degrees.
The rain will begin to clear out around sunset Tuesday evening. After the rain tapers off fog will settle in Tuesday night with low temperatures only in the mid-upper 30s.
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