Published: 2011-12-08 06:38:30
Updated: 2011-12-08 06:38:30
Posted December 8, 2011
Thursday will see a high around 56 degrees, a day after the mercury hit 70 degrees in Raleigh and 76 degrees in Fayetteville.
"We're over 20 degrees colder than we were at this time yesterday morning," WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said early Thursday.
He said Thursday will start a stretch of "cold with a lot of sun."
"Temperatures are going to take a downward trend compared to the last few days," Moss said. "It'll feel a little bit more like this time of year, as opposed to what we have had with all the warm air and humidity over the past few days."
High temperatures will stay in the 50s over the next seven days – except for Saturday, when they might not get above the upper 40s.
Overnight lows will be in the 30s Thursday and Friday nights, then dip into the 20s starting Saturday.
The average daily high this time of year in North Carolina is 56 degrees, and the average low is 35 degrees.