Freezing temps finish out the week in NC

— Bundle up, and turn up the heater. Another cold front is blowing into the Triangle and bringing freezing air with it.

“Overnight we should see a clearing sky and then tomorrow we should start out with sunshine,” WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said. “A cold front will pass, and much colder air will pour in.”

The Siberian air from the Midwest should pass through the area Thursday morning.

“Once it clears the area, the winds will really start to roar,” Maze said.

By lunchtime winds should reach 15 to 20 miles per hour, and even colder air will funnel in.

“Winds will stay there through the day tomorrow. Tomorrow afternoon we do expect temperatures in the upper 30s to perhaps the lower 40s in Fayetteville,” Maze said.

“The really heart of the cold air comes in Thursday night and into Friday morning. That’s when we’re really likely to see temperatures in the teens to low 20s.”

Friday will be partly cloudy and very cold, with highs remaining in the mid 30s.

“Mighty cold air is coming our way, but it’s only a two-day shot. Over the weekend, temperatures will rebound.”

There’s a change of sprinkles on Saturday as temperatures increase. Highs should stay in the 50s.

Sunday will be even warmer. With the possibility showers and a slight chance of thunder, highs could reach the high 60s and low 70s.

A special thank you to our friends at WRAL for helping out with this post.