Sunday could be the coldest Mother's Day for NC since 1997

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Mom will need a couple of extra blankets on the bed Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Following a cold front, we will see an unseasonably cool air mass for the entire eastern half of the country Saturday. In fact, snow will be seen from the higher elevations of West Virginia, northward through New England with some accumulation. The center of this huge high pressure will settle right into North Carolina Saturday night, setting us up for likely the coldest night we will see until October or November.

Temperatures early Sunday morning will get into the 30s and even frost is a possibility in the coldest rural spots.

As a matter of fact, it could tie for the coldest Mother's Day we've seen in more than 20 years. The only other Mother's Day we were this cold was in 1997. Other than 1997, you'd have to go all the way back to 1950 to find a Mother's Day as cold as we're likely to see Sunday.

The high-pressure system will then start to move offshore on Sunday. That will bring some warmer temps on Sunday night and Monday.
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