Tri-County may get freezing rain early Monday

Jan. 27, 2013 @ 05:27 PM

The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for Vance, Granville and Warren counties and other sections of the northern Piedmont from 9 p.m. Sunday to 9 a.m. Monday.

Periods of freezing rain or drizzle are expected to spread from mid-evening through the evening hours and then exit soon after daybreak.

The advisory covers the northern Piedmont of central North Carolina along and northwest of a line from High Rock Lake to Asheboro to north Raleigh to Warrenton.

Ice accumulations will be spotty and very light, resulting in a thin glaze of ice primarily on elevated surfaces, especially bridges and overpasses, the advisory stated.

Temperatures will drop back below freezing during the evening and not return to the mid-30s until 10 a.m. Monday.

A Freezing Rain Advisory means that periods of freezing rain or freezing drizzle will cause travel difficulties. The NWS says motorists should be prepared for slippery roads. Motorists are advised to slow down and use caution while driving, avoiding sudden braking especially on bridges and overpasses.