Triangle temperatures to dip into the 20s this week, but snow unlikely

From staff reportsNovember 11, 2013 

Angel Beamon loads firewood onto a cart in preparation of the cold weather at the State Farmers Market Nov. 8. Beamon, a Campbell University student, has been working at the State Farmers Market for over 7 years.

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It’s going to feel a little like winter around here this week, but there’s little chance of snow.

A cold front arriving Tuesday afternoon and evening will bring a chance of showers and brisk winds, followed by the coldest temperatures of the season so far. Depending on the timing, some of those showers could come down as snow flurries, but nothing that’s likely to stick, says Chris Hohmann, chief meteorologist for WTVD-TV.

“It may just be a little something to see in the air,” Hohmann said.

The front will usher in the coldest air mass to reach the Triangle in November in 13 years, Hohmann said, though it’s not likely to set any records. Morning lows are expected to reach the mid- to upper 20s on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The lows for this week at Raleigh-Durham International Airport are forecast to be in the lower 20s.

The normal low temperature at the airport this time of year is 41 degrees.

Though the mornings will be cold, the days will be sunny, with highs gradually warming from the mid-40s on Wednesday to near 60 degrees on Friday. By then, the winds will have shifted, bringing warmer, near-normal temperatures for the weekend.

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