LUMBERTON — Yep, that’s right. Not again.
Robesonians who didn’t get enough of the white fluff during the county’s last two snow storms may be able to catch a glimpse of a few flakes overnight and maybe even on Saturday, although little to no accumulation is expected.
A 20 percent chance of rain or snow will move in overnight, mostly after 3 a.m Saturday and temperatures could drop as low as 32 degrees.
The chance of precipitation will go up a little on Saturday morning, as will temperatures. Snow is possible before 10 a.m., when the Rumba on the Lumber’s first Saturday event, the Southeastern Health Family Fun Mile, kicks off.
Rain could threaten afternoon activities, but skies should start to clear up around 1 p.m. Temperatures during the day could reach a more comfortable 53 degrees.
Reid Hawkins, a science officer with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, said runners and bikers shouldn’t be too worried about conditions on Saturday morning.
“There’s not going to be much accumulation. There is a slight chance of some light freezing rain but nothing significant,” he said.
Hawkins said the precipitation may fall before sunrise on Saturday, and the earlier it comes the more likely it will be in the form of freezing rain.
Jeff Lambdin, president of the Robeson Road Runners, said it will take a biblical flood to stop the Rumba.
“We’re a rain-or-shine event. It will be what it will be … there’s just too much going on,” Lambdin said. “We’re eternally hopeful.”
Two and half weeks ago winter storm Pax dumped about 5 inches of snow and ice for three days on Robeson County. Pax was the second significant snow storm in the county this year, following Leon in late January which also left behind about 5 inches of snow.