19 NC counties and 2 VA counties are under alert, including Johnston, Nash, Halifax, Edgecombe, and Mecklenburg, VA counties. Details
Published: 2017-03-19 07:49:00
Updated: 2017-03-19 07:49:00
Posted March 19
Raleigh, N.C. — The eve of the first day of spring will be cool and dry, according to WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss, before temperatures warm up for the week ahead.
"We'll finish the weekend with a mix of sun and clouds and a breezy north wind that should leave us a little cooler and less humid than yesterday," said Moss.
"It will be a dry day for most of us, though an isolated brief sprinkle or two isn't out of the question."
Temperatures will remain the 40s for most of Sunday morning before they peak in the upper 50s by late afternoon. Unlike the scattered rain and thunderstorms seen Saturday, Sunday will be calm, with little chance for rain.
Monday, the first day of spring, will be appropriately warmer, with a high of 65 degrees.
The hottest day of the week will follow, as Tuesday's temperatures are expected to rise into the mid 70s.