Snow chances becoming less promising, record cold possible for Saturday morning

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She pointed out that the soil temperatures, after warmer days including Friday, will remain in the mid-50s, preventing any wintry precipitation for freezing on the surface.

After a chilly morning, Saturday afternoon warms up a bit. Right now, we're forecasting a low temperatures of 17° for Saturday morning here in the Capital City, which would break that little more than a decade's old record.This doesn't even factor the wind yet though. Winds are fairly calm this morning and skies are mostly cloudy. The showers stay steady into Saturday evening and, as temperatures dip into the 30s, some rain could turn to snow, especially for communities north of Raleigh, Gardner said.

Beyond midnight tonight though, not only will the snow chance be gone, but the cloud cover will quickly start to clear out, as well.

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More scattered rain will continue throughout the day today. Wind gusts up to 40-50 miles per hour possible in the Outer Banks. Highs by this afternoon will only reach into the upper 30s and lower 40s. A strong to severe storm can't be ruled out during this time, but is unlikely at this point. The weekend will start off with a band of moisture moving into the Ozarks, south of HWY 50 close to 7 PM Friday. Snow will change to rain as temperatures rise to around 40.

In the Weather Center at NewsChannel 21, I'm Michaela Beechem.