Published: Tue, March 27, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Weather On Tap: Freezing Rain Means Potentially Slick Monday AM Commute

Weather On Tap: Freezing Rain Means Potentially Slick Monday AM Commute

Tonight our lows are going to fall into the 30s and even in the 20s in parts of North Carolina and SW Virginia. High pressure from eastern Canada will drift over the area for the next couple of day that will deliver plenty of sunshine and a warming trend for this last full week of March.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 45-50. By Easter weekend, we'll rebound into the low 50s and low 60s for highs with just a scattering of rain showers Sunday evening.

Forecasters put the metro-east under a flood watch Monday morning as thunderstorms and heavy rain were expected to roll into the area. Rain continues Thursday and tapers off Friday. The biggest threats will be large hail and damaging wind gusts with an isolated tornado threat so make sure to stay weather aware.

"We've obviously had a cold pattern given all of the snow last week and we're coming out of that", said Faye Morrone, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service at Upton. Fog will burn off by mid-morning, leaving behind a sun/cloud mix with highs back into the mid 80s.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, and cool. Daytime high, low 50s. It'll be another cloudy day with a slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon and evening. Daytime high, the upper 40s. This system will exit the state Thursday night and this will set the stage for improving weather on Good Friday.

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