Havelock area hit with 2 to 7 inches of snow, sleet

Published: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 09:16 AM.

A second storm is expected to impact the area starting Wednesday morning, but the weather service expects more sleet and freezing rain than snow. Eventually, increasing temperatures are expected to change the frozen precipitation to rain by early afternoon. Rainfall could be heavy, with as much as 1 to 2 inches possible through early Thursday morning.

The storm is not expected to be followed with freezing temperatures, most likely leading to a quick thaw of snow or sleet by Wednesday night into Thursday morning, according to the weather service. High temperatures Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be in the lower 40s. By Friday and through the weekend, high temperatures are predicted to be in the low to middle 50s, around average for this time of year, under mostly sunny skies.

This is the third time in two weeks a winter storm has impacted the area. On Jan. 28 and 29, a storm dropped about 2 inches of sleet and snow, and below freezing temperatures kept roads covered in ice for three days.

On Friday, a system that surprised forecasters produced about an inch of snow in the Havelock area, but temperatures that quickly warmed to near 50 degrees melted the snow quickly and no major road hazards were reported.



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