A major outbreak of Arctic air is moving southeast and will surge into eastern North Carolina late Thursday and Thursday night. The coldest temperatures of the season are expected by early Friday morning with lows in the single digits in the mountains and teens elsewhere. The main problem will be the wind. It will remain breezy on Thursday night and wind chills could reach the single digits even in eastern North Carolina. Frigid weather conditions will last through Saturday morning with some easing of the cold during the afternoon. Cold weather will last into early next week although not quite as bitter as Friday and Saturday. With all the cold air around I'm starting to get questions about snow. The prospects are virtually zero over the next few days. There are hints of a possible coastal storm early next week and I'll try to tackle that issue tomorrow night.
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