Wet travel weather gives way to sunshine for Thanksgiving
After days of wet weather that snarled traffic for holiday travelers up and down the East Coast, Central North Carolina should see some afternoon sunshine on Thanksgiving.Posted — Updated
But Thursday saw a gloomy start, with cooler temperatures and light drizzle that got heavier in areas around Roanoke Rapids and north into Virginia. The chilly morning was the result of moisture wrapped around a fast-moving low pressure system.
"We were expecting this system to bring us a few sprinkles and light showers this morning, and that's exactly what's happening," WRAL Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.
Gardner said that system may even bring 1 to 3 inches of snow for areas in the North Carolina mountains.
By lunchtime, many spots in the central parts of the state will see plenty of sunshine as the back end of the system moves away, although temperatures will remain in the mid-40s.
Colder temperatures Friday will make for a chilly shopping day as the low drops to 28 degrees overnight. But a nice warmup over the weekend will see temperatures rise to a high of 63 on Sunday.
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