Published: 2013-03-28 16:48:00
Updated: 2013-03-28 21:32:27
Posted March 28, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Warmer weather is on its way to the Triangle to close out the week as a cool weather pattern loosens its grip on North Carolina, WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said.
Highs will climb into the mid-60s Friday, Saturday and Sunday and into the 70s Monday, the warmest weather the area has seen in several days.
It won't be the pretties weekend of March, however, as rain is forecast to reach the area Sunday.
On top of that, cool weather will filter back into the area Tuesday.
“People are up for a rude awakening when the cold weather hits Tuesday,” WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.
On the bright side, Fishel says the cool weather suppresses any thunderstorms or tornadoes that are usually prominent in the spring. The weather pattern in the next several days won't be unstable.
“However, we hope it doesn’t make up for it in May and June,” Maze said.
The back-and-forth weather is normal for spring, but March has been a consistently cool month compared to a year ago.
In 2012, there were eight 80-degree days in March. This year, temperatures have pushed above 70 degrees just twice. The normal high temperature for late March is 62 degrees.