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Wintry Mix Expected late Thursday

Wintry Mix Expected late Thursday

Precipitation expected to cause limited travel impact Friday

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Durham, NC - Updated: Friday, March 8, 2014: 6:30 a.m.

Duke University and Duke University Health System are operating on a normal schedule Friday. 

Updated: Wednesday, March 6, 2014: 3:10 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Durham County from 9 p.m. Thursday to noon Friday. Precipitation will begin as snow and sleet between 6-9 p.m. and then turn to freezing rain and sleet after midnight. Precipition is expected to turn to just rain Friday morning as temperatures rise into the mid 30s.

Duke officials will continue to closely monitor the forecast and conditions throughout the night but currently do not expect to activate the severe weather and emergency conditions policy. 

Updates will be posted on Duke Today as conditions warrant. 

Updated: Wednesday, March 6, 2014: 8:30 a.m.

The National Weather Service is forecasting a chance for a wintry mix of freezing rain, snow and sleet for all of central North Carolina beginning Thursday evening. 

Precipitation should start out initially around 6 p.m. as a brief period of light rain and sleet before changing to a wintry mix, mainly west of Highway US 1. The precipitation is expected to last through the evening and into the early overnight hours. After 1 a.m. Friday, much of the area should see mostly rain, except for the Triad region up to Roxboro, where precipitation will remain mostly freezing rain and sleet overnight, before finally changing to mostly rain by noon Friday. 

Duke officials are closely monitoring the forecasts for winter weather and do not expect to activate the severe weather and emergency conditions policy. 

During times of severe weather, some staff positions require on-site presence to continue operations. Given the possibility of inclement weather, staff members should review Duke's severe weather and emergency conditions policy and discuss with their managers what they should do if the policy is activated.

Duke officials will communicate updates as conditions warrant, and future updates will be posted on Duke Today as necessary.

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