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'Beautiful' weekend on tap following damp Friday

Posted April 5, 2013

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— Cloudy conditions were lingering across central North Carolina Friday morning as an upper level low slogs through the southeast, but the dreary conditions will be a distant memory by the weekend, WRAL meteorologist Nate Johnson said. 

"We started with wet roads this morning, and we could continue to see some light drizzle through the first half of the day," he said. "But it's going to start clearing out this afternoon, setting up an absolutely beautiful weekend."

Temperatures were in the mid-40s across much of the Triangle at 10:30 a.m. and should climb to near 60 degrees by the evening commute.

Clouds will slowly decrease through the day, allowing partly cloudy skies to arrive by 4 p.m.

"We'll continue to see a northerly breeze all day Friday, so it will be cool," Johnson said. "That will change once the sunshine arrives this weekend."

Highs Saturday will top out in the low 60s under mostly sunny skies. On Sunday, much of the area will get to 70 degrees, a normal high for early April. 

"By early next week, we could see upper 70s and even 80 degrees on Wednesday," Johnson said. 

Overnight lows will become more mild as well, staying in the 40s to near 50 degrees by the end of the weekend.

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  • Cleanup on Aisle Cool Apr 5, 2013

    PERFECT for the grass seeds I planted last weekend - just need to keep them wet. YAY!

  • Half Red Half Blue Apr 5, 2013

    We moved to a new house in January. Not being used to gas heating, we ran out last weekend and cant get anymore till next week. Right now we have using a little space heater and plenty of blankets to keep warm. By the time we get them gas filled back up, we won't need it. Thankful for that anyways.

  • WralCensorsAreBias Apr 5, 2013

    Heat, humidity and high AC bills, here we go.

  • jgriffith3792 Apr 5, 2013

    Believe it when I see it.......