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Published: 2016-01-03 19:37:00
Updated: 2016-01-05 05:33:09
Posted January 3, 2016 7:37 p.m. EST
Updated January 5, 2016 5:33 a.m. EST
Raleigh, N.C. — Snow flurries ended by Monday evening, but the temperatures in eastern North Carolina plummeted, making it feel colder than it has all season.
The cold air moved in behind Monday's snow flurries, dropping Tuesday morning temperatures into the 20s across the region. A slight wind chill, though, made it feel more like the high teens in much of the area – the wind chill in South Hill made it feel like 11 degrees.
"(it's) certainly the coldest-feeling morning we've had so far this season," said WRAL Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.
Temperatures will climb into the mid 30s on Tuesday, Gardner said, but a chance of rain will move in on Wednesday as temperatures begin to moderate through the rest of the week.
The brief cold spell will end on Wednesday, with temperatures returning to the 40s. The forecast calls for above-average temperatures over the weekend, with a chance to see the mercury hit 60 degrees on Saturday.
Sunshine will dominate the day on Tuesday, but most in the area will still see temperatures below freezing at lunch time.
The cold temperatures prompted a white flag event in Wake County Monday night. White flags flying outside five county shelters signaled that they were offering a warm , safe place for homeless people to spend the night in light of the below-freezing temperatures.