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Don’t put away your warm clothing just yet–wintry weather is in the forecast.
The National Weather Service Wilmington issued a hazardous weather outlook on Friday, Jan. 7 at 3:55 p.m. for the next few days.
“A significant winter storm is possible across the area beginning late Sunday night continuing into Monday,” the warning states.
Precipitation is expected to spread across the area from south to north through the early morning hours on Monday. The National Weather Service expects most areas should see some snow by daybreak.
“The coast may start out as a wintry mix but expect most of the area to experience at least a few hours of snowfall through Monday morning,” the warning says.
The precipitation is expected to change to rain by early afternoon on Monday. A wintry mix is possible inland throughout the afternoon.
According to their 7-day forecast the wintry weather may arrive on Sunday with a slight chance of snow before midnight. The chance of precipitation is 30 percent for Sunday night. The high on Sunday is projected to be near 40 degrees with a low around 29.
Monday’s forecast is calling for rain, snow and sleet likely before 2 p.m. followed by sleet likely between 2-3 p.m. with rain likely after 3 p.m. The chance of precipitation on Monday is 70 percent. Highs are expected to be near 40 degrees with a low on Monday near 37. Saturday’s high of 47 is the warmest anticipated in the 7-day forecast.
Check back for updated information as the storm develops.