Published: 2013-04-06 08:04:00
Updated: 2013-04-06 20:59:53
Posted April 6, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Abundant sunshine and warmer temperatures made for a beautiful Saturday across most of North Carolina, and forecasters say there's more perfect spring weather to come.
Saturday's high reached into the 60s across the region, prompting residents to head outdoors and enjoy the sun. Hundreds turned out in Cary for the annual Pepper's ChiliBrew Fest, the Apex Farmers' Market and other events. Submit your spring photos!
"Today was simply gorgeous, but it will feel even better tomorrow as temperatures will reach 70 degrees," WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.
The gradual warm-up will continue into the beginning of the week with highs Monday expected to climb into the mid-70s.
"If you like your weather on the toasty side, wait until Wednesday where we will reach the mid 80s," Maze said.
If the mercury hits 80 degrees, it would be a first for the Triangle this year.
Overnight lows will be closer to normal, ranging from the low 40s to mid-50s during the next week.
High pressure will help keep the Triangle dry as well, with the next significant chance for rain not arriving until late in the work week.