We had our first taste of winter weather today for some, as expected it was pretty much a nonevent outside the mountains. Our much talked about Arctic blast is now moving in, and temperatures are going to hit rock bottom. Along the coast today many of y'all were in the 70s, tonight is going to be a shock to the system for most.
Record cold temperatures are expected tonight for must, a crisp and clear night will let temperatures drop into the 20s/ teens/ and even single digits for some. A hard freeze expected for the entire state but the Outer Banks.
Please make sure you bring in your pets inside and prepare your homes for subfreezing temperatures.
Dangerous Wind Chills: While the temperatures on the thermometers will be cold, but the real feel once you factor in the wind chills are even colder. Please make sure you are dressed in layers before you head outside. A gusty wind will make it feel like the teens to below zero for many late tonight into Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY: The coldest day since last winter is expected today, many areas will struggle to get out of the 30s. Mostly sunny with highs in the 30s and 40s, the only saving grace is the winds will die down throughout the day.
Another very cold night is expected Wednesday night with near-record cold lows again.
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