Temperatures feel like fall today, winter tomorrow

Posted November 13, 2014

Current Temperatures, DMA

— Noon felt a lot like dawn Thursday in the Triangle, where temperatures hovered near 50 degrees. It's the first taste of a serious blast of cold that will settle in through the weekend, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

Thursday's forecast high – 55 degrees – would be about 10 to 15 degrees below normal for mid-November in central North Carolina. By Saturday morning, it will be another 10 degrees colder, and overnight lows Friday and Saturday will dip below the freezing mark, Gardner said.

"The cold air is going to come into the Triangle in stages. We will feel it this afternoon and again tomorrow morning, and then the big shot of bitter air will arrive tomorrow night and Saturday morning," Gardner said.

Clouds are likely to linger throughout the bulk of the day Thursday, and some areas could see widely scattered showers during the afternoon. Areas south and east of the Triangle have a better chance to see precipitation.

Skies will clear overnight, allowing early-morning lows to dip into the mid-30s on the final day of the work week.

Friday will be bright and sunny, but afternoon highs will likely hover in the mid-40s, about 20 degrees below normal. The last time Raleigh-Durham International Airport recorded a daytime high in the 40s was March 26.

"Area high school football games will have temperatures in the 30s this evening," Gardner said. "Stay warm!"

Early Saturday, much of the area will be in the mid-20s. The record low for Nov. 15 was set in 1969, when the low hit 21 degrees.

Daytime highs will linger in the mid- and upper 40s on Saturday and Sunday under sunny skies.


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  • Jack Miller Nov 13, 2014
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    I just looked at the forecast for the next few days. Growing up in MN 45 degrees in November is HOT. All relative.

  • ivanhoe2014nc Nov 13, 2014

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    Still a reality. Remember weather and climate are two entirely different things.

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  • Bill Brasky Nov 13, 2014

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    Considering that this cold is from the still circulating Super Typhoon Nuri in the North Pacific, I'd say how about it?

    However, Climate Change is determined by Climate, not weather. I learned the difference during my college years.

  • theysayirock Nov 13, 2014

    It maybe cold but Elizabeth Gardner is always hot hot hot!

  • Walkin Man Nov 13, 2014

    who cares? That's all I've been hearing lately. You think it was the first time it ever got cold (if you call that cold) down here. lol

  • PanthersFan45 Nov 13, 2014

    How about that global warming ?

  • busyb97 Nov 13, 2014

    I love the technical term on the picture.... "Brrrrrr.....". LOL

    After the gorgeous few days this week past, I really don't want to go outside and feel the drastic change. It's one thing when it is gradual. It's another when it's a quick sudden change. Oh well! Time to start pulling out Christmas decorations. :-)