North Carolina could see the coldest temperatures so far this fall with the arrival of a cold Canadian high pressure system that could cause a freeze this weekend.
The National Weather Service in Raleigh issued a hazardous weather outlook on Tuesday for Wednesday through Monday as the high pressure system builds in the area, “delivering the coldest temperatures yet this fall.”
A frost or freeze is possible on Saturday and Sunday mornings across central North Carolina, the weather service said.
The cold front is expected to slow and stall over North and South Carolina, and the combination of thicker clouds, rain and wind will bring the temperatures over the central part of the state lower and lower.
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The high pressure system is expected to move in on Friday, with high temperatures in the mid 50s and lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s. Highs on Saturday are expected to struggle to reach 50 degrees.