Rain, sleet precede sunny, warmer weekend

Posted April 3, 2013
Updated April 4, 2013

— A chilly rain – even some sleet – soaked the Triangle Thursday afternoon and evening, but the misery is brief, according to WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth.

Skies will clear and temperatures will warm up for a stretch of days in the 70s that extends into next week.

"Spring still taking its time getting here, feeling more like wintertime today," said WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth. "In fact, we've had some reports of sleet out there, with temperatures about 2,000 feet above the ground below freezing."

Viewers reported sleet in Apex, Chapel Hill, Cary, Pittsboro, Fuquay-Varina, Spring Lake, the Raleigh-Durham International Airport and other areas around 10:45 a.m. By mid-afternoon, Wilmoth said, the precipitation had switched over to all rain. 

sleet Viewer viewer: Sleet in Holly Springs

The drenching will continue through the evening and overnight, with a chance for thunderstorms along the coast. 

Highs hit 50 degrees Thursday before the rain-bearing front caused temperatures to dip into the upper 40s by late afternoon.

Conditions begin to improve Friday, and plenty of sunshine is on tap for Saturday. 

"By Friday morning, we’ll still see a few spotty showers, maybe some drizzle, but we’ll start to improve throughout the day," Wilmoth said. "We’ll see the clouds start to thin by lunchtime and some peeks of sun by late afternoon and early evening."

By Sunday, temperatures will climb into the 70s and stay there for several days, topping out around 77 degrees by mid-week.


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  • camperzsale Apr 4, 2013

    Brime is not a word. I am happie for the warm whether that will finally be here two weeks late. This Global Warning is awful. Or is it Climbit Change?

  • Obamacare rises Apr 4, 2013

    Obviously you haven't searched hard enough or bothered to check the weather section of the dictionary because it's right there. Case closed.

  • think01 Apr 4, 2013

    Right, so the most common and well respected English dictionary in existence doesn't have the word brime in it, no internet search yields any results indicating that brime is the word you suggest it is, but something called the New Cordance Webster dictionary is the authority on the subject. Gotcha. Strange that an internet search for the New Cordance Webster dictionary also yields no results, probably because Cordance isn't a word either.

  • gr Apr 4, 2013

    Look its 41 degrees, even with sleet, its too warm and its been in the 60's and 70's already - roads and ground already too warm for any problems. Its nothing.

  • jblake1932 Apr 4, 2013

    You know, I have been thinking of this discussion about BRIME vs Brine and came to the conclusion that BRIME is the proper word. You doubters may need to look on page 8 of the New Cordance Webster dictionary, 2012 edition. It's right there in plain sight.

  • think01 Apr 4, 2013

    "You need to look in an unabridged version of the dictionary. Brime is most certainly in there."

    Sorry, no it isn't. I have a paid subscription to Merriam-Webster's Unabridged Online Dictionary, and brime simply isn't a word. The fact is that the word BRINE is in every dictionary, abridged or unabridged, and it means EXACTLY what you claim the word brime means. If you wish to remain willfully ignorant (as many of your posts suggest you do), go ahead and keep using the word brime.

  • Red Sox Nation Apr 4, 2013

    The "welcome to NC" comments in regards to the changing weather are rather comical. I've seen upwards of 80 degree temperature swings within days. This 20-30 degree swing is laughable. Winter coat today......hahaha, this is shorts weather in some regions.

  • clamtbain Apr 4, 2013

    You guys sure told him!

  • Obamacare rises Apr 4, 2013


    You need to look in an unabridged version of the dictionary. Brime is most certainly in there.

  • cwhitfield2 Apr 4, 2013

    It is brine with a "n" not brime with a "m".