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Thursday Morning Could Be Month's Coldest

Posted February 27, 2008 7:34 a.m. EST
Updated February 27, 2008 5:34 p.m. EST

— Wednesday was cold across the Triangle and temperatures drop even lower overnight.

The lowest temperature recorded at Raleigh-Durham International Airport this month is 26 degrees. We could drop even lower by Thursday morning, WRAL Meteorologist Mike Maze predicted.

Don't expect too much of a warm up by mid-day either. The daytime high forecast will find us stuck in the low 40s.

"There's going to be a battle between that cold air coming in and the sunshine trying to warm it up. I think the cold air is pretty much going to win," WRAL Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

Flurries sprinkled some areas Wednesday, but the worst weather was to our west. Heavy snow fell across the North Carolina mountains, but Triangle residents didn't experience the same winter wonderland. 

Most western North Carolina counties are under snow warnings and advisories until 6 a.m. Thursday.  The National Weather Service predicted some areas could see up to 10 inches of snow.