With highs 20 degrees below normal, it's the coldest day of the week

Posted November 28, 2018 5:21 a.m. EST

— Coats and hats will be necessary Wednesday as the coldest air of the season so far moves in to the Triangle.

Temperatures early Wednesday morning were in the 20s, but WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said the wind chill makes temperatures feel like they are in the teens in many places.

According to WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss, highs will only make it to the low and mid 40s Wednesday -- compared to a normal around 60 degrees.

"This will be the coldest day of next seven days," said Moss.

Current Temperatures, DMA

Temperatures will warm slightly on Thursday, but will remain chilly with highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s.

Following the brief blast of winter, temperatures will warm up around the Triangle with highs in the 60s by Friday and temperatures approaching 70 by Sunday.

7-Day Forecast