RALEIGH — Nature got down to work Monday morning, bringing the thermometer to 19 degrees and dangling a chance of pre-Thanksgiving snow showers in front of us.
The overnight low is expected to be in the upper 20s, which the forecasters said posed a slight chance of freezing rain.
Tuesday should be warmer, but perhaps more difficult because National Weather Service forecasters said there is a 50 percent chance of rain overnight Monday and a 100 percent chance during the day Tuesday.
Highs Tuesday should be in the upper 40s, and there will be little change in the readings overnight, along with no change in the 100 percent likelihood of rain.
The weather service said there is a chance of a snow shower Wednesday, and then bright sunshine on Thanksgiving with highs around 40 degrees.
Mondays morning chill was well above the record for the date 11 degrees in 1970.