Frost covers Carolinas

October 20, 2009 4:25:13 AM PDT
Morning frost covered the Carolinas for a second morning Tuesday while some parts of the region experienced temperatures below the freezing mark.The National Weather Service issued a frost warning until 9 a.m. for most of North and South Carolina. The western counties of both states faced a freeze warning, and Asheville recorded temperatures of 30 degrees at 7 a.m.

According to ABC 11 Accuweather Meteorologist Glenn Willey, temperatures will warm up heading into the weekend. "We'll be mostly sunny today with high temperatures climbing into the low 60s, still well below average," Willey said.

Freezing temparatures began over the weekend in the western part of the state with early snow showers Saturday afternoon. Snow fell above 3,000 feet near the Smoky Mountains National Park.

The weather service said the snow was a few weeks early for the first snow in the North Carolina mountains.

Warm temperatures can be expected beginning Wednesday. "It looks like a pretty pleasant week with temperatures in the mid/upper 70s for Wednesday through Friday," Willey said.

The week will wrap up with a chance of showers beginning late Friday. According to Willey, the front doesn't arrive until Saturday, meaning a better chance for rain.

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