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Weather looks interesting tonight into Sunday

Jan. 12. It looks like temperatures will be at or above freezing in Lake Norman while precipitation falls this afternoon and on into tonight and Sunday. The National Weather Service says we’ll see a “slight chance of snow and sleet between 3 pm and 4 pm, then a slight chance of sleet after 4 pm.”  Temps are in the high 30s mid-afternoon.

Judging by the bread and water shelves at Harris Teeter, we’re going to get something on the icy/messy side at some point. Indoor picnics are recommended. 

The National Weather Service says to look for freezing rain between 1 am and 5 am Sunday, then a mix of both until 8 am when it changes over to rain.

If we get a freezing rain, accumulations won’t come near the 1/4-inch threshold where fallen tree limbs and power outages become a problem. The snow is to our north, more likely in places like Lenoir and Winston-Salem and Greensboro.

Precipitation ends by early Sunday afternoon.

It will be about 32 tonight, according to the National Weather Service.