Arctic chill to blast Richmond this week

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

Oh baby, it’s cold outside.

Get used to hearing those words, or something like them, as the week progresses. Today’s forecasted high of a balmy 52 degrees belies the fact that an arctic blast is about to hit the Sandhills region. Through Sunday, though, there is one piece of good news — it appears dry throughout though, as you might know, the weather forecast is always subject to change.

Here’s what weather forecasts predict as of now:

artic_blastTonight’s low will be about 27 degrees — but wait, it gets worse. Tuesday’s forecast shows a high of 55, with an overnight low into Wednesday of 30.

During the day Wednesday we’ll see the sun and a high of 45 degrees. Then it gets cold. Real cold. The wind is expected to pick up to a steady 11 mph, with gusts up to 26 mph. And the temperature is going to drop significantly, with an overnight low into Thursday of only 13 degrees.

We’ll see the sun on Thursday but a high of just 29. Thursday night’s low will drop to around 17 degrees.

It’ll warm up — slightly — after that.

Friday’s high of 43 will be followed with an overnight low of 23 heading into the weekend. Saturday’s high of 42, then a nighttime low of 30, will be capped with a Sunday daytime high near 46.

Whatever you do, don’t look to the weather reporting station at Moore County Airport for accurate information. According to the National Weather Service, the airport in Southern Pines has a malfunctioning temperature sensor.

“This is a non-National Weather Service observation location,” reads a statement on the National Weather Service website. “The (Federal Aviation Administration) technicians responsible for maintaining this site have been contacted. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

 

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