As Hurricane Sandy slams into the East Coast, 77 counties in North Carolina have been placed under alert by the National Weather Service, including Richmond, Moore and Montgomery counties.
As Sandy moves north, forecasters said we will start to see a little bit of sun for mainly our southern counties, but should stay cloudy in the north with a few sprinkles or areas of light rain. Temperatures will become cooler, with highs in the mid to upper 50s. It will continue to be quite windy with some gusts between 30 and 40 mph.
According to the National Weather Service of Raleigh, we could see frost or other icy conditions over the next few days.
“Brisk, gusty winds will continue into Tuesday,” said the NWS website. “Also, low temperatures in the mid-30s are expected Wednesday night. Isolated pockets of frost are possible in sheltered areas of the southern Piedmont.”
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