Sweeping cold front prompts widespread freeze warnings

— A cold front bringing sub-freezing weather to the north on Tuesday will push down into North Carolina sending many counties into a freeze warning on Wednesday morning.

Windy, dry conditions blanketed the Triangle early Tuesday, though temperatures will hover in the 50s for most of the day. As night falls, the temperature will plummet into the low 30s.

“The big deal is the colder air that comes in behind that (cold) front,” said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. “And we’ll feel that during the day.”

Despite the frigid temperatures, skies will remain clear through Tuesday afternoon and into Wednesday, Gardner said. Wednesday’s temperature will rise back into the 60s later in the day.

Another storm front will roll through the Triangle on Wednesday evening and into Thursday morning, bringing a 60 percent chance of rain through 10 a.m., though the rain will move out by the afternoon hours.

,A cold front bringing sub-freezing weather to the north on Tuesday will push down into North Carolina sending many counties into a freeze warning on Wednesday morning.

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