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A trace of snow likely in Bladen County on Sunday

  According to the National Weather Service office in Wilmington rain and snow will occur in the region overnight tonight and into Sunday. Reid Hawkins, with the National Weather Service, said “An upper air disturbance moving in from the northwest will help a low pressure area to the develop to the south. This disturbance will combine with the available moisture and cold air to provide for an chance of rain and snow over the region late Saturday night into Sunday. Minor accumulations are expected over the northern portions of the Pee Dee and areas of southeast North Carolina.”

Hawkins said there is a good chance rain and snow will enter the forecast area after 12 midnight Sunday and move across the area throughout Sunday The best chances for snow are from after 2 a.m. Sunday to noon on Sunday.
Hawkins aid the precipitation is expected to begin as rain mixed with snow. Accumulations of less than an inch are expected mainly north of a line from Florence, SC through Loris, SC to Castle Hayne, NC. Areas to the south may see snow mixed with rain with little or no accumulation is expected. If a winter weather advisory is needed it would most likely be issued later today (Saturday, March 11), according to Hawkins.

On Sunday, at 8 a.m. temperatures are expected to range from near freezing to the north to around 40 to the south, said Hawkins. By the afternoon temperatures are expected to slowly warm by the afternoon into the lower to middle 40s. The coldest wind chills will be in the morning are expected to range from mid 20s to the north to the lower 30s for most areas to the south.

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