Most of the Triangle will feel freezing temperatures overnight Saturday or see readings mighty close to that point as cold air from Canada visits the area.
The National Weather Service office in Raleigh posted forecasts with temperatures in the the upper 20s in the coldest spots as very light winds and no clouds set up a situation that will make it easy for the earth to release heat into the sky.
There also will be less heat accumulating Saturday than in the past few days because high temperatures are forecast to stay in the mid-50s. Daytime highs in the 60s should return after the cold front leaves the area, however.
“The vast majority of the area will see a good chance of widespread frost or a solid freeze Saturday night,” forecasters said.
They held out an exception for urban areas, which are almost always warmer because of the concentrations of cars, buildings and people.
ABC11 meteorologist Don Schwenneker said that when the Canadian cold front goes through, “the cold air just pours in. You’ll wake up in the 20s on Saturday.”
Feeling a freeze won’t be new for some people in the region, though. The thermometer at the Siler City Municipal Airport registered 28 degrees Friday morning.