Jim’s First Alert Forecast: Frigid start Wednesday; Milder afternoon

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Clear skies and calm winds, along with a very dry air mass will allow temperatures to plummet Wednesday morning. Many inland areas will drop to the teens by sunrise for the first time in three years. The record in Greenville for the 12th was set back in 1927 when we slipped to 7 degrees, so, no records to be broken but still very cold.

After the frigid morning on Wednesday, we will return to a high of 50 in the afternoon. Our normal high this time of the year is about 55 degrees. Lots of sunshine for Wednesday but some clouds will return after sunset. Thursday will feature an isolated rain chance for our coastal communities but that is only at about a 30% chance so much dry time is expected.

This weekend looks to be active. If you want to go sledding, head toward Charlotte. Here in ENC, we will likely have mostly a rain event. That being said, early indicators say the front end of the system could bring wintry precipitation to us for a couple of hours. If we are able to pull out wintry precip in ENC, it will happen Saturday night through sunrise Sunday. The rest of the system will be rain for us. We will also get quite windy by Sunday afternoon with gusts 25+.

Wednesday

Sunny and cold with a high of 50. Wind: SW 5-10.

Thursday

Partly cloudy with a high of 55. Isolated coastal shower possible. Wind: W 5.

Friday

Mostly sunny and breezy with a high of 49.

Saturday

Mostly cloudy with a high of only 40.

Saturday Night

Wintery mix inland/rain coast. Precipitation chance: 70%.

Sunday

AM mix turns to all rain. Windy with a high in the upper 30s. Wind: N20 G25. Rain chance: 80%.

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