ASHEBORO N.C. – The National Weather Service Office in Raleigh has issued a Freeze Watch for Randolph County for Late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning with temperatures expected to dip into the low 30’s.
According to forecasters at the National Weather Service Office in Raleigh, a cold front will move through the region tonight, followed by light rain from an upper disturbance overnight through Tuesday evening. High pressure will then build into the area behind the cold front, bringing the coldest air so far this season.
Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30 possible in Randolph and surrounding counties late Tuesday night through Wednesday morning.
Frost and freeze conditions could kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.
UPDATE – 10/31/23 3 P.M.
At 3 p.m. today, the National Weather Service Office in Raleigh upgraded the freeze watch issued yesterday to a freeze warning.
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
304 PM EDT Tue Oct 31 2023
…FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM EDT WEDNESDAY…
* WHAT…Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30 expected.
* WHERE…Person, Forsyth, Guilford, Alamance, Davidson, Randolph and Stanly Counties.
* WHEN…From midnight tonight to 10 AM EDT Wednesday.
* IMPACTS…Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Temperatures are expected to be even colder Wednesday night. A hard freeze, with temperatures in the mid to upper 20s, will result Wednesday night and early Thursday.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above- ground pipes to protect them from freezing.
A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 51. North wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 29. Light north wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 50. Wind chill values as low as 21 early. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.