Sunshine coming behind flurry-filled morning

Posted January 16, 2014

7-Day Forecast

— Sunshine will return to central and eastern North Carolina during the late morning Thursday, quickly erasing any signs of the morning flurries that fell across much of the Triangle.

Clouds will clear gradually through the morning as a quick-moving cold front pushes through, WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said. Areas to the east of the Triangle may not see sunshine until Thursday afternoon.

"Everything is tapering off, and the end of this little system is near," Wilmoth said at 8:45 a.m. "Dry air will continue to move in as we progress through the morning hours."

Temperatures were in the mid-30s at 9:30 a.m., and afternoon highs will climb into the mid-40s, a few degrees below normal for mid-January.

"There could be some slick spots on elevated surfaces in the areas that got down to near freezing this morning, but the dry air is moving in quickly and drying us out," Wilmoth said.

Highs Friday will climb into the low 50s under partly cloudy skies after starting in the upper 20s.

Sunshine will stay put through the first part of next week. The colder air will push daytime highs into the upper 40s, and overnight lows will fall into the upper 20s to close out the work week.

Weekend highs could struggle to reach the mid-40s.

"This will be our first dry weekend in six weeks, but you will have to bundle up," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

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  • busyb97 Jan 16, 2014

    Have to admit- I was a bit surprised to see how many flakes were on the ground in central Chatham county this morning! So much for only hitting the border counties.