'Winter coat weather' arrives in NC

Posted November 30, 2011

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— 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.

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"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. Current Temperatures, DMA 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.


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  • Nope Dec 1, 2011

    I have yet to wear a jacket, much less a coat. Not a hardy lot down here.

  • cwood3 Nov 30, 2011

    Bout time!!!

  • Shamrock Nov 30, 2011

    "as for seeing any snow fall at all, much less 20+, you have better odds of being our next Governor."

    Considering you were wrong about every snowfall last year, we will get our snow boots and sleds out.

  • Screw WrAl Nov 30, 2011

    3 weeks split into a day here and a day there.

    as for seeing any snow fall at all, much less 20+, you have better odds of being our next Governor.

  • Scaramouche Nov 30, 2011

    From your lips to the Goddess' ears, Made In USA.

  • littlebobeep Nov 30, 2011

    Snow day! Oh, wait....

  • Made In USA Nov 30, 2011

    "Where's the winter?"

    Oh it's coming. Still early. This might be the winter we see another 20+ inch snowfall.

  • Scaramouche Nov 30, 2011

    "You make it so easy - are you saying three consecutive weeks or broken up through the season?"

    Actually, aprince, it's 3 months. The 30 year average for the Raleigh area has the highs from Dec - Feb at 50 degrees, and the lows at 30 degrees.

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  • Jakethesnake Nov 30, 2011

    Week one begins now. Two to go after this little spell of nippy irritation.

    youmakeitcheesy, your over exagerations are annoying. its the other way around, we will probably have 2-3 weeks in 60s and 70s at different points throughout the winter. the rest of the winter will range from 20's 30's and mostly 40's and 50's.