Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Monday

1-2 inches of accumulation expected

Alert
Officials are monitoring a winter storm expected to impact on central North Carolina. over the weekend

Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2018: 8:20 a.m.

The roofs of parking garages on campus will be closed until about 9 a.m. when temperatures rise above freezing. Buses and shuttles are running as scheduled. 

Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2018: 6:30 a.m.

Duke is operating on a normal schedule Tuesday. 

Temperatures should rise quickly once the sun comes up. During the early morning hours, those traveling to or around campus should use caution in the event of icy patches, especially on overpasses and elevated surfaces.

Updated: Monday, March 12, 2018: 12:30 p.m.

At this time, Duke is not expecting to activate the Severe Weather and Emergency Conditions policy, but officials will continue monitoring conditions related to the winter weather system.

The latest forecast projects snow and sleet accumulations of between 1-2 inches for Durham with less than an inch for most of Wake County.

Rain is expected to change to snow in the Durham area between 3 – 4 p.m. Temperatures will remain mild into the evening, so most of the snow that falls will melt until temperatures drop around 9-10 p.m. Most accumulation is expected in grassy or shaded areas.

Crews are on standby to begin clearing roads and walkways in the event of any significant accumulation.

Temperatures will hover around freezing early Tuesday morning but should rise quickly once the sun comes up. The high on Tuesday is expected to be about 47 degrees. During the early morning hours, those traveling to or around campus should use caution in the event of icy patches, especially on overpasses and elevated surfaces.

Additional information will be posted on Duke Today as conditions warrant.

Original Post:

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for parts of central North Carolina, including Durham and Wake counties with light rain turning to sleet and wet snow during mid-afternoon Monday.

Due to the warm ground temperatures, little accumulation is expected from the event. 

According to the National Weather Service, "rain may mix or change over to sleet and snow this afternoon and evening. Up to an inch of wet snow accumulation is expected, mainly north of I-40. These areas may experience localized slushy road conditions, particularly on elevated roadways, bridges, and overpasses."

Duke officials will be closely monitoring weather conditions and will communicate updates as conditions warrant. 

Duke community members are encouraged to use caution when traveling during periods of winter weather. While little accumulation is projected, icy spots could exist, especially on elevated surfaces. 

Future updates will be posted on Duke Today as needed.