Greensboro, N.C. -- Once the precipitation started in the Triad Tuesday afternoon the temperatures began to plummet. Temperatures around noon Tuesday were in the upper 50s to near 60°, but by 4:00 pm temperatures had already cooled into the 30s.
Many places across the Piedmont saw snow through Tuesday evening with even some spots receiving a light dusting. The precipitation ended by 9:00 p.m. across most of the Piedmont Triad allowing the arctic air to truly begin to set it.
Temperatures will continue to plummet Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Low temperatures across the Triad are expected to drop into the middle 20s, but a stiff wind out of the northwest will make it feel even colder.
Wind speeds in the Triad through Wednesday morning will be anywhere between 10-15 mph which will make temperatures feel like the middle and upper teens. Wind chill values in the foothills could drop into the lower teens with wind chills in the mountains possibly as cold as the single digits.
While temperatures will certainly be cold, records are not expected to be broken. The record low temperature for Tuesday night (Wednesday morning) is 22° which was set back in 1977.
The arctic air will continue to spill in from the northwest through Wednesday and limit high temperatures to the middle 40s despite abundant sunshine.
Temperatures Wednesday night will then return to the middle 20s before a gradual warm up through the weekend and into the beginning of next week. High temperatures next Monday are forecast to be in the middle 60s.