'Winter coat weather' arrives in NC
Posted November 30, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — Triangle residents can bid good-bye to springlike temperatures and say hello to more wintry weather over the next week.
With a 15-degree drop in 24 hours bringing thermometers close to freezing, Wednesday morning marks the beginning of a cold spell of temperatures at or below normal.
"It's definitely winter coat weather," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. "This looks like an extended cold spell for us."
The cold snap even brought 2 to 3 inches of snow Tuesday to Boone in the North Carolina mountains' first significant snowfall of the season.
No precipitation is forecast for the Triangle, until a chance of rain next Tuesday. Temperature Tracker
The highs over the next week will fluctuate from the low 50s to mid 60s.
Gardner said that Wednesday and Thursday will see below-normal highs, while the weekend will see temperatures "pretty close to normal."
The overnight lows will fall close to freezing through Saturday night, creating the possibility of frost.