48 NC counties are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Wayne counties. Details
Published: 2013-05-25 09:02:00
Updated: 2013-05-25 20:35:53
Posted May 25, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Sunshine, cooler temperatures and low humidity will dominate the forecast across central and eastern North Carolina throughout the holiday weekend, making outdoor plans possible from the beach to the mountains, WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said.
"We'll warm nicely Sunday, but we actually set a record low of 41 degrees at Raleigh-Durham International Airport early Saturday." WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said. "The previous record of 43 degrees was set in 1967," Your spring photos
Highs Sunday will climb into the mid-70s, and the mercury could hit 80 degrees on Memorial Day. Overnight lows will dip into the mid-40s Saturday night before hovering around 50 degrees Monday.
Sunday the Triangle will start off with a good deal of clouds, but sun is expected in the afternoon.
A high pressure system in the Ohio River Valley will keep temperatures below normal until next week and also allow cool air to filter into the area thanks to a northwesterly wind.
Dew points and temperatures will trend up by Tuesday, as highs will climb into the upper 80s by the end of the shortened work week.