'Cold, cold start': Afternoon sun thaws coldest morning yet

Posted November 24, 2017 7:33 a.m. EST
Updated November 24, 2017 7:38 a.m. EST

— Friday's morning temperature marked the lowest of the fall so far, but warmer weekend afternoons will thaw the early chill.

Frost covered cars early on Black Friday when temperatures settled in the mid-20s around the Triangle region. Temps will rise with the sun, though, eventually topping out in the high 50s.

High temperatures will oscillate above and below what's normal for the end of November well into next week.

"Some nice, mild temperatures coming by the middle of next week," said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. "But in the meantime, we're just kind of up and down, really either side of our normal high temperature for this time of year."

With the seasonal temps comes sunny skies, Gardner said. The forecast for clear skies lingers through the end of next week, with just touches of clouds expected Saturday and Thursday.

"It's just a quiet weather pattern," Gardner said. "So, we're not dealing with any real issues for travel."

College football games around North Carolina will kick off under sunny skies and rising temperatures, hitting 63 degrees by the time NC State and UNC take the field at 3:30 p.m. in Raleigh.