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Winter Returns as Week Comes to a Close

Posted February 20, 2008 12:31 p.m. EST
Updated February 20, 2008 6:46 p.m. EST

— After Wednesday highs in the 60s, the rest of the week will turn much colder.

A cold front swept across central North Carolina Wednesday afternoon, WRAL Meteorologist Greg Fishel reported. This front won't bring us any precipitation, but it will usher in colder air for Thursday and Friday.

Expect to need your winter coat for the end of the week, when daytime highs will stick in the 40s with mostly cloudy skies.

Friday will be wet and cold, with a mixture of sleet and rain falling after midnight and lingering through the morning as the temperatures warm into the mid-30s to mid-40s across Central North Carolina.

The weekend outlook is gloomy as well, with a chance of showers each day and highs only in the upper 40s.