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Published: 2015-02-12 13:35:00
Updated: 2015-02-12 23:46:16
Posted February 12, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. — A passing cold front is to blame as bitterly cold temperatures made their way into central and eastern North Carolina Thursday evening.
"Overnight will be clear, but winds will pick up," WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.
"By the time you get up to head to work and school on Friday morning, wind chills could be in the teens," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. "It will remain clear and bitterly cold. Much of the area won't get to 40 degrees Friday afternoon, about 10 to 15 degrees below normal."
Temperatures will rebound slightly on Saturday, climbing to near 50 degrees, but they will bottom out again to close the weekend. Sunday morning temps will start in the teens before topping out in the upper 20s.
Overnight lows will be in the low 20s and teens for the next four or five days.
"We'll stay cool on Monday with highs in the 30s, and then a system will bring us some cold rain for Tuesday and Wednesday of next week," Gardner said. "Right now it looks like it will be too warm for snow, except for maybe early on Tuesday. We will have to keep an eye out."