Thursday, January 11, 2007

Current Cold Snap Won't Last Long

Frigid temperatures across North Carolina had many of saying "brrrrr..." this morning. It certainly felt more like winter than it has in the past several weeks. Most locations dropped to the mid 20s early Thursday morning, but there were a couple spots that made it all the way to the upper teens --
  • Louisburg: 19
  • Southern Pines: 19
  • Asheboro: 21
  • Chapel Hill: 23
  • Goldsboro: 23
  • Lexington: 23
  • Mount Airy: 23
  • Rocky Mount-Wilson: 23
  • Smithfield: 23
  • Greensboro: 24
  • Raleigh-Durham: 24
  • Winston-Salem: 24
  • Erwin: 25
  • Fayetteville: 25
  • Lumberton: 26
  • Henderson-Oxford: 28

It will be a few days before the 20s return for morning lows though. A warming trend begins Friday. By the weekend, afternoon highs could climb as high as near 70 in some spots.

The weekend warming trend also won't last long. Arctic air is moving into parts of the western United States, and some of that cold air will eventually push toward the east coast. That will bring more winter like temperatures to our region by the middle of next week. No wintry weather in the forecast for now though...

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