FOX8 INTERACTIVE RADAR: Track potential winter weather Saturday morning in the Trinity

FOX8 INTERACTIVE RADAR: Track potential winter weather Saturday morning in the Trinity

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) – The FOX8 Max Weather Center is tracking wintry weather possibilities heading into Saturday morning.

As of about 6 a.m. Saturday, FOX8 meteorologist Alex Schneider said freezing rain was falling in the northern parts of the foothills and in counties along the North Carolina-Virginia state line.

“So far, temperatures are still just above freezing, so we're seeing very cold rain over most of the immediate Triad,” Schneider said. “Freezing rain is trying to make its way into northern Guilford County. Any freezing rain we see this morning will be just cold rain by mid-morning, and we will continue to see steady rain through the early afternoon!

Use the interactive radar below to track the weather. Thank you for your patience during the download.

Within the FOX8 viewing area, winter weather advisories, indicated on the map below in purple, are in place for Allegany, Alamance, Caswell, Davie, Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford, Rockingham, Stokes, Wilkes and Yadkin counties until 9 a.m.

A winter storm warning, indicated in pink, is in effect for Surry County until 1 p.m

On Friday morning, FOX8 meteorologist Emily Byrd said in her forecast: “We may see some freezing rain in our western North Carolina counties as far east as Winston-Salem and Greensboro. … In the Triad, that won't be a big issue. If If you can avoid traveling tomorrow morning, you are good to go for the weekend.

According to Bird, the weather is the result of a new low off the East Coast, bringing moisture to the area to meet the cold air on Saturday morning.

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A layer of ice could be seen anywhere across the Piedmont Triad, but Baird says there's a greater chance of higher ice totals in the West. Byrd is forecasting up to 1/10 of an inch on the northwest side of the Triad, and up to a quarter of an inch in Mount Airy, as well as Carroll County and Patrick County, Virginia.

“A low pressure area coming from the Gulf Coast will appear across the area,” FOX8 Chief Meteorologist Van Denton said Friday night. “Once it passes, we'll see the nice weather return. We'll get some clearing up late tomorrow, and then we'll see some sunshine as we get into Sunday.

Highs on Saturday will be in the lower 40s.

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