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Forecast Last Updated at Friday, December 9, 2016 at 5:38AM

Coldest Since Last February

Even with bright sunshine today, it’s going to be quite cold, or the coldest day since back in February. Saturday will still be cold, but with lighter winds and a little bit milder afternoon, it won’t feel as bad. Sunday will be another step milder, with some more cloudiness entering the picture during the afternoon and Sunday night. Some more wet weather is likely as we move into the beginning of next week.

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Friday

Hi: 38 Lo: 18

Clear; Cold; NW wind 5-10 mph becoming nearly calm tonight
Saturday

Hi: 39 Lo: 22

Sunny & quite chilly; Light wind
Sunday

Hi: 43 Lo: 36

Sunshine giving way to more clouds; Perhaps some light rain late Sunday night; Light SE wind
Monday

Hi: 54 Lo: 39

Light rain, mostly during the morning; PM clearing
Tuesday

Hi: 53 Lo: 37

Sunshine giving way to clouds; PM or nighttime rain possible

Further Out

Wednesday - Some morning rain possible; Clearing/colder late; High near 50 degrees; Low in the mid 20s
Thursday - Mostly clear; Cold; High near 40 degrees; Low in the lower 20s

Forecast Discussion

A modified Arctic high pressure cell centered over the Midwest this morning will shift atop the Carolinas by midday Saturday. This will ensure a clear but cold period today through Saturday. Stay warm out there.

Sunday will be a bit milder with more clouds arriving. We’ll be monitoring the progress of a cold front that will come through sometime on Monday. Some light rain is possible with the front late Sunday night and into Monday.

The details in the forecast beyond Monday become much more fuzzy, as a potent Arctic air mass covering most of Canada and the northern tier of states is creating a lot of problems with the forecast models. Our best guess is, another cold front comes through Wednesday with some more rain that will probably begin late Tuesday or Tuesday night, lasting into Wednesday morning.

Then, another surge of very cold air arrives for Wednesday night and Thursday behind the front. That shot of cold air looks comparable with the current one.

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