Warmer weather on the way for central NC

Posted February 13, 2014
Updated February 14, 2014

7-Day Forecast

Bluer and sunnier skies are on the way.

After the winter storm that dumped inches of ice and snow across central North Carolina Wednesday and Thursday, skies will clear a bit, and temperatures will climb into the low 40s Friday and Saturday and reach nearly 50 degrees on Sunday.

The downside, however, any ice and snow that melts will refreeze overnight as temperatures drop below 32 degrees.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory until 10 a.m. Friday for nearly three-quarters of the state, reminding drivers of black ice and snow-covered roadways. DOT crews were working to treat trouble spots, but officials asked drivers to stay off the roads on the final day of the work week if possible.

By mid-morning, temperatures will rise above the freezing mark, and significant melting of ice and snow should occur.

There is another system to watch Friday night into Saturday as a disturbance moves through the area from the west.

"It doesn't look like it's going to be a big deal," WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said. "But it could be just enough to throw a few flakes in the air to make people say 'what?'"

It won't be until at least Monday before the thermostat stays above freezing.

Highs next week will edge toward 50 degrees on Monday and nearly 60 Tuesday and Wednesday – and 70 by Thursday – with not a drop of wet weather in sight.


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  • Obamacare rises again Feb 14, 2014

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    Wow, the brime is causing global warming now? lol!

  • brime26 Feb 14, 2014

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    58F at 2:15. My work is done. Thank me later.

  • Obamacare rises again Feb 14, 2014

    Missed the mark by a little's 56F at 2 pm.

  • UpChuck Feb 14, 2014

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    Does not look from the graphic that we will have to worry about that.

  • Bernadette Dan Unger Feb 14, 2014
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    Warmer weather means melting snow and ice which will freeze again tonight if the temps drop, tomorrow, the roads will again be a skating rink in many places as will most parking lots. Be sure to button up your cpommon sense coat before you go out.

  • vt94hokies Feb 13, 2014

    Music to my ears. Enough of this snow.