Raleigh, N.C. — Don’t put away the coats just yet. Friday night’s low temperatures will repeat Saturday night heading into Sunday morning.
“Temperatures were well below freezing in several locations, and we’re going to do it again tonight,” WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said.
Wilmoth said to be ready for another hard freeze tonight, meaning it will be around 6 to 7 hours at or below freezing.
Bring inside and cover plants that may have bloomed early due to abnormally warm February temperatures. And don’t forget to bring pets indoors, as temperatures could reach dangerous lows.
The low temperature will drop back down to 26 degrees overnight Saturday and into Sunday morning.
“It will dip down to freezing around 1 a.m. and will bottom out around 6 a.m. It will start to go up above freezing as the sun comes up,” Wilmoth said.
North Carolina will begin to warm up again on Monday and Tuesday as temperatures climb back into the mid- to high-60s, and those numbers will persist into next weekend.