N.C. hopes for end to chill

Posted January 10, 2010 9:43 a.m. EST
Updated January 11, 2010 7:03 a.m. EST

— The cold air mass will start to lift Monday, allowing clouds and some warmer air to sneak into the state. The day will see a high around 45 degrees.

A new cold front, though, will quickly slip into place. Overnight Monday, the mercury will plummet back into the mid 20s, and there's a very small chance that a few places could see flurries.

"Any isolated flurries are just about all we could see out of that (Monday) night," WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said.

From Tuesday, the warm-up will begin in earnest as a ridge of high pressure settles in over the East Coast.

"It's going to bring temperatures that are not going to be toasty by any means, but mild compared to what we've seen recently," Moss said.

Highs will be back into the mid 40s Tuesday, then push above 50 degrees for the rest of the work week.