A powerful cold front is crossing the Piedmont this afternoon, bringing heavy rain and blustery winds. A Freeze Warning is in effect from 3 am to 9 am Wednesday morning.
Windy, wet conditions will accompany this front as it churns across the Triad between 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm. Rainfall totals for the past 12 hours have been between 3/4″ and 1-1/2″ and additional rain will add another 1/2″ to 1″ to our rain gauges.
Winds, between 15 and 20 mph, are going to be a big factor for travel and visibility may be low where rain is intense. Isolated thunderstorms may occur, but widespread severe thunderstorms are not in the forecast.
Unseasonably cold air will pour into North Carolina, causing temperatures to plummet through the night. Lows in the upper 20’s will threaten any tender plants, and gardeners are encouraged to cover their gardens overnight.
Mostly sunny skies are ahead for Wednesday and temperatures will rebound nicely, into the mid-50s by afternoon.