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    Cold Wave Could Arrive With Snowflakes in Raleigh, NC

    By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
    November 12, 2013; 4:22 AM ET
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    While the Raleigh, N.C., area has already had its first frost and freeze of the season, the arrival of arctic air Tuesday evening could bring the first snowflakes.

    Temperatures will plunge into the middle 20s Tuesday night and again Wednesday night.

    A few communities around the Triangle could receive their first snowflakes of the season Tuesday evening as the arctic air arrives. However, no accumulation is expected around the metro area.

    The North Carolina and Virginia mountains are where the snow may accumulate an inch or two.

    A snowstorm will not unfold in Raleigh or anywhere across the East Coast this week.

    A storm could still strengthen across the western Atlantic Ocean, but should do so far enough offshore to prevent an East Coast snowstorm from unfolding.

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    Temperatures will be held to the 40s during the day Wednesday, despite a good deal of sunshine.

    Highs in the middle 60s and lows in the lower 40s are more common in Raleigh this time of year.

    Temperatures should then moderate later in the week.

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