Nosediving temperatures could make it feel like its below zero on Friday morning.
The National Weather Service is predicting a low of 12 degrees at Raleigh-Durham International Airport by Friday morning. Winds on Friday could keep things feeling extremely frigid as temperatures climb to a high of 28.
In response, the weather service has issued a wind-chill advisory through Friday morning at 9 a.m. The weather could lead to frostbite and hypothermia without precautions, the service warned.
The N.C. Zoo announced that it would not open to the public on Friday due to the weather, while Chatham County schools planned a two-hour delay for students in order to keep them out of the cold.