Bundle up! Cold is sticking around

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By Robb Ellis - bio |email

Wilmington, NC (WECT) - Brrr! It's cold outside. But get used to it, the long term forecast is for much more of these cold temperatures. And could the possibility of snow be in the forecast?

Strong northwest winds have kept a conveyor belt of cold air surging into the Carolinas from Canada and the Great Lakes region. Even though lows won't be record-breaking, the temperatures are expect to remain cold for quite a while.

Highs are expected to stay in the low to mid 40's through the entire week. And nighttime low temperatures will stay in the upper teens to low 20s.

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Skies are expected to remain sunny and clear through Wednesday, but the end of the week forecast could pose problems. With cold air in place, the next system could bring a chance of wintry precipitation. A passing front may bring a chance for a few snow showers or a few flurries late Thursday night and early Friday morning. At this point little to no accumulation is expected, since the atmosphere is expected to remain rather dry.

The temperatures being experienced across southeastern NC are below normal. The normal high temperature for the first week in January is 56 degrees. The normal low is 36 degrees.

Forecast Temperatures
            Lo     Hi
Mon     19    40
Tue      21    42
Wed    22    45
Thu      23    47

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