Residents of the Piedmont will experience a bitter cold snap Tuesday morning. A strong front passing through the state Monday evening will lead to temperatures only reaching as high as the 30s Tuesday.
National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Sharp says the chilly weather will stretch into Tuesday night.
Sharp predicts it will be very cold Tuesday night with lows near 20, upper teens in more outlying areas.
Then on Wednesday we will start what Sharp calls a moderating trend, with temperatures still well below normal for this time of year.
Temperatures will be in the 40s on Wednesday, and back into the 50s by Thursday.
Sharp says temperatures next weekend should also settle into the 50s.