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Wilson could see its first snow of the year on Thursday.
“Winter is not over yet,” said Mike Strickland, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Raleigh. “This is really the first opportunity we’ve had getting some impactful wintry precipitation.”
Strickland said Wilson has the potential to see up to an inch of snow, which would start falling Thursday afternoon and into Thursday night.
Officials said other models show there’s an equal chance Wilson could see snow flurries or a few inches of snow.
Strickland said rain will continue to move through the area by midday Wednesday. The weather will then dry out and precipitation is slated to move back in Thursday with light rain changing over to snow, forecasters say.
Where snow accumulates, travel could be affected as early as Thursday evening. Those effects could linger into Friday morning where the greatest snow accumulations occur, according to the National Weather Service.
Temperatures will also dip with a low around 28 degrees Thursday. Friday’s high is expected to be 38 degrees with a low around 25, according to the forecast.
Sustained winds of 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph are expected Thursday through Thursday night, according to weather officials.