The freezing temperatures prompted shelters to raise the white flag overnight, in hopes of getting those who don't have a warm place to go out of the dangerously cold conditions. One man needed help from EMS workers after arriving at the Durham Rescue Mission around 6 a.m. for warmth.
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A lot of spots will stay in the 30s today despite plenty of bright sunshine in most areas.
ABC11 Meteorologist Don "Big Weather" Schwenneker says Canadian high pressure will be in control of our local weather today through Wednesday.
Clear skies stick around tonight and, with no wind, temperatures will fall toward 20.
"Sunshine will mix with clouds tomorrow, but there will still be enough sunshine to help temperatures reach the low to mid 40s during the afternoon," Schwenneker said.
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On Monday, parts of the state saw their first snowfall of the year.
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Meahwhile, later this week we can expect the rain to return to the Triangle as a storm system makes its way east. Schwenneker says the result will be more clouds for us from Thursday into the weekend, with the best chance for rain on Friday, and again on Sunday.