Winter Storm Warning In Effect Tuesday Evening

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Central Maine including the Waterville area. If it doesn't snow, expect rain. Downtown shuttle service will be discontinued at 1:00 p.m. and the Spa/Pub will be closing at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday. The N.C. Department of Transportation reported that black ice had begun to form in parts of the Triangle during rush hour.

With spring just a week away, this should be our last brush with accumulating snow for winter. Snow accumulation occurred mostly on dirt, grass, trees, and rooftops and was not accurately measurable.

Wake County Public Schools, Durham Public Schools, Orange County Schools, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Chatham County Schools released students early on Monday. Snow had already coated the Triad region by early afternoon.

Some counties in the western Piedmont - Iredell, Davie and Rowan - can expect snow accumulations of up to 5 inches.

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Scattered snow showers will continue on and off through the day Wednesday, with most areas seeing well under an inch of snow. Highs in the mid 30s and wind chills in the upper 20s.

The Middle States evaluation team's exit presentation, originally set for Wednesday, was moved to Thursday at 9 a.m., and the scheduled presentation by AIDS Activist Peter Staley has been moved to Wednesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. Highs will be in the lower 40s - about 25 degrees colder than Tuesday's expected high in the mid-60s.

The weather service says that roads could become slippery especially during afternoon and evening commutes.