Thursday, January 15, 2009

Here Comes the Arctic Air...

The Arctic air we have been talking about for days is now arriving in the Carolinas. As of 9am this morning, the temperature had dropping into the upper teens and Boone and light snow was falling. Look for tempratures around the Triangle and Sanhills to reach our highs around midday and then drop into the afternoon. The wind will pick up as well during the afternoon making it feel colder with wind chills in the teens. The actual temperature should drop into the teens tonight with wind chills potentially in the single digits Friday morning.

We'll stay cold through the weekend with Saturday morning temperatures possibly just a little colder than Friday morning. Then, the interesting weather may come late Sunday... computer models are now showing a system working its way through the Carolinas late Sunday into early Monday morning. It may be able to squeeze out some light precipitation. Highs on Sunday should reach the 40s, but as the temperatures drop Sunday evening, light snow cannot be ruled out. If you've been following winter weather in North Carolina long, you know a lot can change when there is winter weather in the forecast several days out. As of now, this is only a slight chance and any precipitation should be light. Stay tuned to News 14 Carolina and Weather on the Ones for any changes to that forecast over the coming days.

Stay warm too!

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