Temperatures will drop below freezing across central North Carolina on Tuesday evening and lower into the 20s overnight, according to a statement of the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service also released a Hazardous Weather Outlook on Tuesday afternoon for the area, which included Orange, Durham and Wake counties.
“Rain may briefly change over to a mixture of rain and snow through early evening, primarily near the Virginia border and over the northern Coastal Plain ... Any residual moisture on road surfaces will freeze, leading to the formation of patchy black ice overnight,” the NWS said.
“Right now, the Town is not doing anything as far as preparing roads,” said Ran Northam, community safety communications specialist for the Town of Chapel Hill.
“But we’re preparing to respond with salt and sand trucks in those troubled spots that may freeze overnight and telling our community to be prepared for the morning travel as it may be hazardous.”