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Snow in Friday’s forecast

Published 8:57am Thursday, January 24, 2013

This week’s extended cold snap in the Roanoke-Chowan area may pave the way for snow on Friday.

The National Weather Service office in Wakefield, VA is predicting a 60 percent chance of snow, perhaps beginning in the early afternoon hours and possibly mixing with sleet Friday night before coming to an end.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the NWS said this weather system could possibly produce between one-tenth and one-quarter of one inch of wintry precipitation.

A low pressure system will bring in the moisture. That, coupled with temperatures that haven’t risen out of the 30’s since earlier in the week, will provide the ingredients needed to produce some type of frozen precipitation.

For that reason, the NWS has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for coastal and interior areas of northeastern North

Carolina, and the southern Hampton Roads area in Virginia.

The high temperature on Thursday and Friday is forecasted in the mid 30’s. Thursday night’s low will be in the mid-teens, rising to 24 degrees on Friday night.

Saturday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 37 and an overnight low of 20.

Visit www.roanoke-chowannewsherald.com for the latest information on this developing weather system.

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