Light snowfall expected to arrive this evening

Jan. 21, 2014 @ 05:05 PM

As an arctic front sweeps in this evening and brings temperatures in the teens with it, the Raleigh-Durham area is bracing itself for snow.

Temperatures should hit the freezing mark at about 8 p.m., said meteorologist Ryan Ellis with the National Weather Service in Raleigh, but the area may see flurries as soon as 6 p.m.
“Just because the temperature is not freezing yet doesn’t mean we won’t see some snow,” Ellis said.
The Raleigh-Durham area is supposed to hit a low of 16 degrees overnight. The last time the area experienced such temperatures was Jan. 6–8.
Both Durham and Chapel Hill are under a National Weather Service winter weather advisory until Wednesday morning for potential snow and black ice. Between 1 and 2 inches of snow is possible in some areas of central North Carolina.
The average amount of snowfall per year for the Triangle is 7 inches.