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Friday morning temperatures coldest of season

Posted November 1, 2012
Updated November 2, 2012

— The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for central North Carolina until 8 a.m. and frost advisory until 9 a.m. Friday for more than 30 counties, including Wake, Johnston, Orange, Durham, Halifax, Nash and Cumberland.

Friday marked the coldest morning so far for the season with temperatures in the low 30s in rural areas and mid-30s in urban areas.

The chances for freezing conditions is greater in rural and sheltered places, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

"For a true killing freeze, we would need to see temperatures in the upper 20s for about three hours," she said. "That's not likely to happen, but there certainly little patches of frost are likely to be seen in places."

A frost warning Wednesday night never materialized for many places because of cloud cover that kept temperatures above freezing.

Highs in the Triangle should be in the 60s for the next few days as cloud cover starts to build. Rain doesn't return to the forecast until Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

Triangle residents should wake up to brilliant skies through the weekend.


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  • Big Mike Nov 1, 2012

    Could be a lot worse..no power, no water,no gas, etc..just a little frost and freeze overnite...99.9% of the folks posting here have no issues tonite..stay warm and enjoy the fresh air!

  • bluecanary Nov 1, 2012

    There was frost on the ground here in Vander this morning, glad I brought my Plumeria inside. I still don't understand how we can have a hard freeze when according to the weather channel our low tonight is 37...

  • WageSlave Nov 1, 2012


    What are you using on it? I have a homemade Compost/biochar mix I came up with that has really turned soil around.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Nov 1, 2012

    And the garden peppers were good while they lasted!


    Ours did exceptionally well too and still coming it. I just wish you could have seen our garden. It was amazing.

  • wayneboyd Nov 1, 2012

    Isn't this the same forecast I read on this sight yesterday.
    I believe it was 43 degrees when I woke up around 6 am this morning. Here in Vance county.

  • WageSlave Nov 1, 2012

    I'll have to shut the doors on the chicken coop tonight. And the garden peppers were good while they lasted!

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Nov 1, 2012

    I brought all my plants in yesterday. My wandering dew is just plain georgous. Now I will be covering up my angel trumpet. Its must blooming away and beautiful to see.