CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - While the heart of this Arctic plunge is centered north of us in the Midwest and Great Lakes region, we’re facing some of the coldest weather so far this winter season. Despite plenty of sunshine, today will be cold with afternoon readings settling in the middle 40s. But it may actually feel a little better than Wednesday, as the strong, gusty winds are out of the forecast.
In the mountains, it’s even colder, with highs today in the mid to upper 20s with gusty winds this morning gradually backing off. It may take until Friday afternoon before temperatures in the High Country inch above 32°. That’s a cold snap!
The sky will be clear and it will be cold again tonight. By daybreak Friday, all WBTV-area neighborhoods will be below freezing, but in the 20s, not teens!
Looking ahead, we’ll rebound to the middle 50s on Friday, then jump into the low 60s over the weekend before jumping well into the warm 60s early next week; well above average for early February!
Keep warm and have a fantastic Thursday!
- Meteorologist Al Conklin