68 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2017-02-11 08:12:00
Updated: 2017-02-11 23:42:29
Posted February 11
Raleigh, N.C. — Another 24-hour, double-digit temperature swing Saturday could lead to potentially record-breaking Sunday.
"There might be a spot or two around the area that gets to 80 (degrees) or so," said WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss.
"Our temperatures will be boosted way into the 70s to perhaps in the 80s. The record is 75, so whether we hit 80 or not, the record is going to be easy to beat," WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said. "A cold-front will come in and make it much cooler by Monday."
With temperatures early next week in the 50s and 60s, Fishel said not to worry about bundling up.
"It will be much cooler, but it certainly won't be frigid by any stretch of the imagination."
High pressure to the southeast will keep the end of weekend mostly dry, Moss said, though there's a 15 percent chance of light showers on Sunday night.
A higher chance of rain will return in the middle of the week, followed by cooler temperatures.