Raleigh, N.C. — The snow forecast for Friday is starting to look a little more certain, WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said. Parts of the Triangle could see anywhere from a trace to an inch of snow accumulate by early Saturday morning.

Friday will start out cold and damp, with temperatures just a touch above the freezing mark.

“Anything that does accumulate will be on grassy surfaces and windshields,” Wilmoth said, downplaying the chance that the weather would create hazardous driving conditions.

Temperatures will reach the 50-degree mark again Thursday, before taking a drastic dip that will allow rain to turn to wintry mix and possibly snow Friday into Saturday.

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Friday’s high temperature will only reach the low 40s, WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said, and will drift back toward the freezing mark as the day goes on.

“We continue to watch a deep, upper level trough to our west and some possible surface lows that may track north just offshore to our east. Temperatures may be cold enough to allow some of the resulting precipitation to fall in frozen form,” Fishel said.

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