Cold air lingers ahead of a milder weekend

Posted November 27, 2018 4:26 a.m. EST
Updated November 27, 2018 5:26 p.m. EST

— It will feel more like winter on Tuesday and Wednesday as cooler-than-normal temperatures set in around the Triangle.

According to WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss, cooler, drier air will keep highs in the 40s both days. Although both days will be sunny and bright, coats will come in handy, and lows will enter the 20s overnight.

The change marked a 15 degree temperature drop over Monday's temperatures, the first such drop since June. On top of already chilly temperatures, Wednesday will also be windy, with gusts of up to 25 mph making it feel even colder.

Current Temperatures, DMA

Wednesday morning will be the coldest part of the week as temperatures could drop into the teens. The normal low for this time of year is 38 degrees.

"The bottom line tomorrow is bundle up," said WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze.

Even during the day, wind chills will make it feel like it is in the 20s across the area.

Temperatures will be milder for Thursday, which should see a high around 50 degrees.

Friday and Saturday will be much warmer, with highs in the low 60s, and Sunday could be the warmest day of the week, with a high of 67 degrees,

According to Moss, while some sprinkles are possible Friday, a real chance for rain won't come until Saturday.

7-Day Forecast