Arctic air mass pushes temperatures to 111-year low
Posted November 19, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — Temperatures dropped to 19 degrees at Raleigh-Durham International Airport early Wednesday morning, breaking a 111-year-old record for Nov. 19, according to the National Weather Service.
Cold air settled in across the entire state late Tuesday and early Wednesday, with temperatures ranging from upper teens in the northern counties to low 20s in the southeast.
Fayetteville's low Wednesday was 17 degrees, and temperatures dipped to 14 in both Southern Pines and Roxboro.
Daytime highs will climb into the low 40s during the afternoon under partly cloudy skies, about 20 degrees below normal for mid-November.
Overnight lows early Thursday will remain in the upper 20s, marking the beginning of a slightly warmer trend beginning for the final two days of the workweek.
Highs Thursday will be in the mid-50s, and lows will be in the upper 20s to low 30s for the next several days.
Rain is likely to arrive again on Sunday, and daytime highs will push into the upper 60s and low 70s by the beginning of next week.