Freeze comes with clear skies before rainy workweek

Posted November 10, 2018 11:59 p.m. EST
Updated November 11, 2018 12:10 a.m. EST

Saturday night and Sunday will see the coldest temperatures in the area since March, meteorologist Kat Campbell said, and she advised residents to protect their plants and pipes from the freeze.

A freeze warning is in effect until 9 a.m. Sunday. Because temperatures will be below freezing for an extended period of time, it will likely stop the growing season.

With Sunday lows in the upper 20s and highs in the lower 50s, the Triangle will feel like January, Campbell said.

The drop in temperatures comes with clear skies, though, and Sunday is expected to be sunny for Veterans Day celebrations.

But Monday could bring some rain with a low-pressure system moving through, and throughout Wednesday parts of the state could see 2 to 3 inches of rain.

“It is going to be a cold and rainy start to the work week,” Campbell said.

Thunderstorms are possible Tuesday. Skies are expected to clear by the weekend.