Published: 2018-11-08 07:18:00
Updated: 2018-11-08 07:35:06
By Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL meteorologist
Raleigh, N.C. — The coldest morning of the season is just days away -- WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said we will wake up to frigid temperatures on Sunday.
Wednesday was mild and pleasant, but the cooler trend starts Thursday, which will see highs in the upper 50s. Rain showers are likely by the afternoon, although the rainiest day of the week will be Friday.
Friday will have brisk temperatures similar to Thursday with a chance for rain throughout the day, according to Gardner.
By Friday evening, temperatures will drop significantly, and Saturday and Sunday will be the coldest days of the week, with highs in the low 50s and a possible low of 32 degrees Sunday morning.
According to Gardner, the first freeze is normal for this time of year and is the result of a cold front that will pass through the area Friday night. The weekend will be sunny and bright, however, with plenty of sunshine but a lot of cold air for Saturday and Sunday. "Temperatures this weekend will be the coolest we've seen this season," said Gardner.