Back Into The Icebox Next Week

By: Bob Trihy
By: Bob Trihy

After a break from the cold weather we experienced last week, another serious dose of winter cold is heading our way this week.

Last week was certainly a cold one for the east as we saw high temperatures only reach into the 30s to around 40 degrees. With the rain this weekend came some milder weather. It was a cold rain on Saturday for the region as temperatures only reached the 40s inland and 50s along the beaches. In fact much of the day was stuck in the upper 30s around Ahoskie, Roanoke Rapids, and Rocky Mount with a cold rain. Nothing in the way of frozen precpitation was reported across the east. Sunday promises more rain for the east as an Arctic front moves into North Carolina. We could see another .25" of rain with the front. As the front moves through tomorrow evening the rain will quickly shut off. If enough moisture hangs around when the cold air rushes in, it could end as some flurries. But nothing major is expected. Then the blast of cold air will begin to pour into the region Sunday night and last into next week. This airmass might be a tad colder than the last meaning highs only reach the 30s through Wednesday, with only a slow warm up after that. In fact we might not get above freezing on Tuesday. Lows will be in the teens Tuesday and Wednesday morning, with wind chill numbers in the single digits at times. I texted a buddy of mine in Sioux Falls, South Dakota today. They had blizzard conditions across the midwest today, with wind chills down to -40 at times!! I guess it always could be worse. The cold air eases by the end of the week with the chance of a cold rain on Friday.

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