Thu Nov 20 18:48:51 PST 2008
Reporter: WITN Weather
A blast of cold air will give our area near record lows by early Saturday morning.
A strong cold front will pass off the North Carolina coast early Friday bringing gusty winds and the possibility of some snow flurries or showers. It is quite unusual to see any snow in November but two times would be something I've never seen around here in my 50+ years. The best chance to see any snowflakes, should they occur, would be early Friday morning as a strong upper level disturbance passes over us. Any flurries should not amount to very much since there isn't a lot of moisture around and soil temperatures are in the lower 40s. Temperatures should stay slightly above freezing overnight and that will help as well. A few spots may see a quick dusting before the melting occurs but no significant problems are anticipated. The cold air will last through the weekend. Highs on Friday and Saturday should stay in the lower to middle 40s with overnight lows well down into the 20s. Some areas could approach record lows on early Saturday. Bundle up and have a great weekend.