Star’s First Alert Forecast: Wednesday morning to be coldest in three years

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – High pressure is settling in for many of the Eastern states which will keep us clear tonight. That clear sky and northerly breeze along with a very dry air mass will allow temperatures to plummet. Many in the East will drop to the teens 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 more clouds will return that night. 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 precip to us for a couple of hours. If we are able to pull out wintry precip in ENC, it will happen early on Sunday morning. The rest of the system will be rain for us. We will also get quite windy with gusts 25+.

Tuesday Night

Clear sky and bitter cold. Low 19. Wind: Calm.

Wednesday

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

Thursday

Partly cloudy with a high of 54. Isolated coastal shower possible. Wind: W 5.

Friday

Mostly sunny and breezy with a high of 50.

Saturday

Mostly cloudy with a high of only 44. Wintry mix Saturday night.

Sunday

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

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