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Another big-time cool down is coming this weekend; some areas will be downright cold. A strong cold front will bring the first Arctic blast to NC, highs on Friday will struggle to get out of the 40s for many. Winter is coming; everything you need to know below.

Wednesday/Thursday: Wednesday mostly sunny and seasonable highs in the 60s (50s in the northern mountains) It will be a lovely day Wednesday, find time to be outside!

Thursday Mostly sunny becoming partly cloudy to overcast especially west of Raleigh, we could see a few showers move into the mountains ahead of our next cold front. Highs will be a little warmer Thursday mid-upper 60s

PATTERN CHANGE: The most vigorous cold front of the season arrives Thursday night into Friday; a few showers are likely Thursday night into early Friday. The real cold comes midday Friday. We will clear out Friday and should become mostly sunny from west to east; highs will struggle to get out of the 40s and 50s. The real deal arrives Friday night into Saturday, and clearing skies will allow temperatures to crash, widespread freeze for the entire state to just inland from the coastal areas. Lows will be in the lower 20s in the mountains to 20s and low 30s for Central and Eastern NC. The growing season will end.

Check out Friday night low into Saturday, get the jackets out winter is coming.

WEEKEND: The weekend will rather cold highs in the 50s and lows 60s with lows in the 30s and 20s Saturday night/ Sunday night 30s and 40s. It will be sunny for everyone though!

EVEN COLDER NEXT WEEK: All signs point toward even colder air next week Tuesday-Friday (November 15th) Both the European and GFS (two major models) have a polar blast effecting of the Eastern US.

Here's a look at the GFS showing temperatures running 20-25 degrees below normal this would mean highs in the 40s outside the mountains lows in the 20s (30s and teens in the mountains) a period of subfreezing lows cannot be ruled out next week.


Stay tuned for updates on North Carolina's Weather Authority Facebook throughout the week and beyond! Thanks for the support!


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