Enjoy Saturday's mild temperatures because teeth chattering cold is headed to North Carolina next week.
I've been reviewing a lot of weather data over the past few days and it is becoming increasingly evident that very cold air will be moving into North Carolina during the middle to latter portion of next week. The frigid air is coming southeastward from Alaska where temperatures have reached as low as 50 to 60 degrees below zero during the past few days. The air will get modified as it heads southeast but it could be the most brutal shot of frigid air we've seen in several years. It is too early to say just how cold it will get by the end of next week. Whether or not we get any snow on the ground ahead of it, cloud cover and wind speed will all be determining factors as to the extent of the temperature drop. I'll keep you updated next week as the frigid air gets closer to us.