Cold Weather Hits North Carolina

Freezing temperatures and frost that hit the mountains overnight are expected to return early Tuesday morning, and forecasters say those temperatures could be the lowest this season.

The National Weather Service says it plans to issue another freeze warning because temperatures could drop into the mid-20s. Those conditions would kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

Despite the below-freezing temperatures, forecasters say the region is still experiencing warmer-than-usual temperatures.

In the Triad, a light frost is expected overnight with temperatures dipping into the low and mid 30s.

Forecasters say the cold weather is the result of clear skies, light wind and cold pressure.