There will be "limited impacts to travel (except reduced visibility) during the 10 a.m.to 6 p.m. time frame as snow will not easily accumulate on roadways". Rain, snow, sleet will become all snow after 1 p.m.
Wake County Public Schools, Durham Public Schools, Orange County Schools, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Chatham County Schools released students early on Monday.
Rainis expected to change over into wet snow with heavier precipitation possible in the early afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Raleigh.
Scattered snow showers will continue on and off through the day Wednesday, with most areas seeing well under an inch of snow. Monday night will be cold, with lows in the upper 20s to low 30s, and windy, with sustained winds of 10 to 20 miles per hour and gusts up to 25 miles per hour.More news: Indian Wells: Serena Williams 'should have been top seed' - Halep
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The snow and rain mix should end about 7 p.m., Schwenneker said.
"Travel will be very hard to impossible, including during the morning commute Wednesday", the weather service said in its warning.
Orange and Ulster will see high temperatures in the upper 30s on Tuesday, while Sullivan can expect highs in the mid to low 30s.