Winter Snow Forecast for Third Saturday in Raleigh

A bit of snow threatened to ruin or improve a third weekend in a row, as the Triangle once again turned to worrying weather.

Three days outdoors, the chances are highest for nothing but cold rain, but the Friday through Saturday forecast calls for dust up to an inch of snowflakes.

After an ice storm over a holiday weekend, and then last Friday’s 3-inch dump that didn’t fully clear, the mood for some across the Triangle isn’t so giddy.

“This could be one of those snows that happens while everyone’s sleeping,” said ABC11 chief meteorologist Don “Big Weather” Schwenneker.

Raleigh suffered a January full of “weather whiplash” as 79-degree days turn into below-freezing slides and slides.

Just last week the snow forecast dropped from 6 inches to 1 inch overnight, eventually delivering more like 3.

But it is, after all, January.

“I’d rather tell people,” Schenneker said, “than not prepare them.”

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Several inches of snow blankets downtown Raleigh Saturday morning, Jan. 22, 2022. Travis Long [email protected]

This story was originally published January 25, 2022 1:10 p.m.

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Josh Shaffer is a general-assignment reporter on the lookout for “talkers,” which are stories you might discuss over a water cooler. He has worked for The News & Observer since 2004 and previously wrote a column about unusual people and places.

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