Bundle up: Morning low temps drop below normal

Posted November 23, 2017 12:01 p.m. EST

— Thanksgiving Day kicked off a string of frigid low temperatures as mornings top out at 40 degrees through early next week.

Many towns around the Triangle region woke up to turkey trot runs in the low 30s. Friday morning will be the coldest of the next five days, but the early temperatures won't get too much warmer through Monday.

"We tend to see our coldest temperature right about sunrise, which is in the 6 (a.m.) hour," said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. "So tomorrow morning, around 6 o'clock, (it's) 30 degrees."

Saturday's low of 37 degrees will be near normal—39 degrees—and Sunday will rise to 40. But another chill descends on Monday, knocking temperatures back down to freezing.

"A lot of these temperatures are below normal for this time of year," Gardner said.

Those chilly starts will thaw as the sun rises, though. Saturday will rise into the mid-60s and Sunday will jump into the 50s before the day is over.

Gardner said the chance of rain remains at 0 percent through Monday, which will make for a good day of college football.