Low pressure moving across eastern Carolina combined with much colder air to produce a 1" to 3" blanket of snow across the northern half of the area Tuesday night. There were some reports of as much as 4" across extreme northeastern North Carolina. The snow moved away early Wednesday but the frigid air remained entrenched as afternoon highs struggled into the upper 20s in most locations.
Slightly warmer air will filter into eastern Carolina on Thursday only to be followed by another blast of frigid air by early Friday. In fact, wind chills could drop close to 0° by early Friday morning as gusty winds combine with frigid temperatures in the middle to upper teens. Some warming will take place over the weekend but temperatures will continue to be below normal. Another strong cold front will arrive Monday evening putting us back in the deep freeze by next Tuesday and Wednesday. No significant storm systems will impact the area through the weekend.