Cold temperatures hang around for holiday weekend

Cold temperatures hang around for holiday weekend

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by WCNC.com Staff & Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on November 23, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 28 at 6:36 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Light snow showers moved in and out of the Charlotte area Wednesday afternoon but cold temperatures will linger for Thanksgiving Day.

Record low temperature for today is 20, it looks like we will be close this morning. Today will be most sunny and chilly with an afternoon high in the low 40s.

"It is cold out there this Thanksgiving morning," meteorologist John Wendel said. "It will warm up  in the afternoon with temperatures reaching the 40s."

A winter weather advisory is still in effect for the mountain region and part of the Foothills.

For Black Friday the cold will hang around for much of the day but the sun will be out.

"It will be mostly sunny and continued chilly with highs temperatures near 50," Wendel said of Friday's forecast.

Tonight it will be clear and cold with low temperatures falling into the low 20s.

Several delays were reported at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

Departure and arrival boards in the terminal indicated a storm system sweeping across the country's eastern half seemed to impact mostly arriving flights.

"Our flight was cancelled yesterday with USAir, and we had a layover, and we kinda wanna get home, we've been gone for a week now," said passenger Randy Novak.

Travel overall improved Wednesday and Thursday, the biggest travel day of the year, over Tuesday's chaos.

"It's really imperative that travelers get here 2 hours before there flight, and make sure they are prepped and ready to go," said Victoria Ramburg with Travelocity.com.

According to AAA, more than 43 million people are expected to travel over the long holiday weekend. The overwhelming majority -- about 39 million people -- will be on the roads.

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