It looks like the Triangle's reprieve from winter weather has finally run out, with high temperatures around freezing Monday and Tuesday and lows Tuesday and Wednesday morning hitting the mid-teens.
“We stay clear all day long, but we’re in cold Canadian air,” ABC11 meteorologist Don Schwennecker said Monday.
The National Weather Service said an arctic high-pressure system settling over the region for a couple of days is responsible. It will bring sunshine during the day, but clear skies overnight Monday and will let heat escape easily.
Starting Thursday night, forecasters said, a different weather system will take over and will bring a 50 percent chance of precipitation while the low hovers around 32.
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The weather service said Friday looked like it will be wet, but a high of about 39 will mean rain.
Thursday and Friday nights could have a mixture of snow and rain, forecasters said, especially in parts of northwest Triangle.