Light snow could blanket Durham today

Jan. 20, 2014 @ 03:48 PM

Snow could be on the way for Durham residents this afternoon as temperatures fall, with light accumulation and possibly icy roads for morning commuters Wednesday.

Today’s precipitation is expected to begin as rain and turn to snow around noon or 1 p.m., according to Brandon Vincent, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service at N.C. State University.

Light accumulation on grassy areas and roads is possible this afternoon before ending tonight, he said.

Tonight’s low will be in the low teens – enough to create a problem for commuters Wednesday morning if roads freeze over.

The rest of the week will be frigid.

“It won’t be quite as cold as the last blast we had, but it will be pretty cold,” Vincent said.

Wednesday’s high is expected to reach only the upper 20s, with the wind chill making it feel like single digits.

The forecast for Thursday is for a high near 40, dropping to a high in the 30s on Friday.

Weekend temperatures are expected to return to normal, with a high around 50 and low in the upper 20s.