62 NC counties and 2 VA counties are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2014-05-02 07:05:05
Updated: 2014-05-02 07:05:05
Posted May 2, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — Bright sunshine and warmer temperatures will return to central and eastern North Carolina over the weekend, marking the beginning of a warming trend that will linger throughout the next week.
Clouds could linger across the Triangle on Friday as temperatures stay near 70 degrees, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.
"Our cold front is still slowly moving off the coast, and the moisture associated with it will keep us variably cloudy and cooler for Friday," she said. "Our southeastern counties have a small chance to see showers, but it should be dry across much of the area."
High pressure will take control on Saturday, allowing sunshine to return in earnest and pushing highs into the mid-70s.
Temperatures will warm even more on Sunday, climbing into the low 80s.
"It's going to be a beautiful weekend for outdoor plans, whether that means you're picking strawberries or heading to Durham on Sunday for baseball at Durham Bulls Athletic Park," Gardner said.
Warm temperatures will stay put next week, as daytime highs will hover in the upper 70s and low 80s.