Meteorologist: 'It's going to be a wild seven-day forecast'

Posted April 22, 2013

— Monday's breezy, cool weather will warm up considerably come Wednesday as temperatures jump nearly 20 degrees to a high of 79.

Winds were gusting up to 20 mph Monday as temperatures struggled to get past 60 degrees.

"You may need a jacket, even this afternoon, even with sunshine," said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. "This breeze is not helping at all."

Tuesday will be slightly warmer with a high of 68 degrees, which is just shy of the normal high this time of year.

"Its going to be a wild seven-day forecast. It’s up. It’s down. It’s up. It’s down," Gardner said.

Temperatures will take a 13-degree dip Thursday as a front from the west moves in, bringing cooler weather and a high of 66 degrees.

"Our big drawback with the weather is the chill that’s in the air," Gardner said.

Friday and Saturday look beautiful with sunny skies and highs in the low 70s. More clouds and some light rain are possible Sunday, which should see a high of 68 degrees.

WRAL Weather team WRAL WeatherCenter Forecast

Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day on Monday, Wake Technical Community College launched a new partnership with JouleBug, a free mobile app created in Raleigh that gives users incentives and rewards for making sustainable choices.

"Sustainability is an integral part of Wake Tech facilities and operations as well as its instructional programs," university officials said in a statement. "The college’s Public Safety Education Campus is home to a solar array, which provides power to Progress Energy, and two other campuses offer electric vehicle-charging stations. Wake Tech is among the signers of the American College and University Presidents Climate Compact, which has the ultimate goal of being carbon neutral by 2050."

Also for Earth Day, WRAL SmartShopper Faye Prosser says some companies are offering freebies, such as a Disney reusable shopping bag and Caribou coffee.


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  • Smoras_of_Borg Apr 22, 2013

    If the descriptive 'wild' is to be used for this forecast, it only applies to the next four days. After that, the temps are in a fairly common range for this time of year. Seriously, a seven degree swing between the highs on and between Friday and Monday doesn't quite meet the criteria of "wild" weather.

  • black pug Apr 22, 2013

    Spring time, the sap is rising.

  • charlesboyer Apr 22, 2013

    It's not "wild," it's "spring."

  • 3TeensGrowinUp2Fast Apr 22, 2013

    What's wild about it? a 20 degree temp change? Sorry, the headline made this seem so much more dramatic than it is. Boy who cried wolf...gettin' tired of it here in farm country.

  • WralCensorsAreBias Apr 22, 2013

    What the heck is "wild" about it? Snow coming? Tornados? Hail storms? Locus?

    Sensationalize much?

  • wxfanatic Apr 22, 2013

    Not sure I would use up the Word "Wild" for the next 7 Day's..

    Meteorologist: 'It's going to be a wild seven-day forecast'

    How about: 'It's hgoing to be a Spring like seven day forecast'

  • CrewMax Apr 22, 2013

    Strange has been effecting the fishing for the past couple of months. But, the warmer nights will, hopefully, stabilize things.. Good luck on Kerr. Saw a picture of a three pound sac-o-let from up that way. That would sure stink up the grease!

  • baldchip Apr 22, 2013

    I can deal with strange as long as it does not ruin the fishing this coming weekend on Kerr Lake!! Been planning this trip for a while.

  • jblake1932 Apr 22, 2013

    This weeks "Wild Forecast' is like their normal forecasts every week. Not reliable.

  • brockwinstead Apr 22, 2013

    JouleBug is in the Android market right here: .

    And in the Apple App store at .