Spotty showers possible in otherwise dry, warm weekend

Posted March 16, 2012
Updated March 17, 2012

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— After a cold front brought scattered, isolated showers across the Triangle Friday, another surge of summer-like weather is on the way, WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said. 

The front is moving slowly, and some spotty rain chances will persist through the day Saturday.

"It looks like we're going to have a small chance of some rain or maybe even a passing thunderstorm during the day," Moss said. "We're in need of the rain, too, which we've seen a bit of in the last 24 hours."

Areas south and east of the Triangle could see as much as a half-inch of rain Saturday afternoon. The chances of severe weather, however, were minimal.

Temperatures started out in the upper 50s across much of central North Carolina Saturday and should climb back into the mid-to-upper 70s by the afternoon hours. The unsettled weather pattern and above average temperatures will contribute to a chance for showers. 

A slight chance of showers will linger overnight and early Sunday, with most of the area seeing more clouds than sun on the final day of the weekend. High temperatures will be cooler, however, hovering in the low 70s during the day. 

Summer-like temperatures will return Monday, as highs climb back to near 80 degrees. 

"We have another chance for some scattered showers and maybe a thunderstorm Monday," Moss said. 


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  • mmtlash Mar 16, 2012

    64 degrees now. Nowhere near 80! HA HA! -jblake1932

    as of 7 pm it's 79 degrees....the 80 sounds kinda accurate huh

  • jblake1932 Mar 16, 2012

    Still no rain folks! See, yall need to ask me about the forecast and I can help out. It would be nice to get paid for it though. Hey Hans, where you at today??

  • vraptor Mar 16, 2012

    lets check in on the temps at the n & s poles.

    hey wral. can you add these to your web page? most people have no clue how cold it is at the n & s pole.

    then people can make their own conclusion on gubber worming.

    south pole:

    Temperature -83 F (-64 C)
    Windchill -119 F (-84 C)

    barrow alaska:

    -25 F
    -36 Real Feel

  • jblake1932 Mar 16, 2012

    Told ya folks, don't cancel evening plans, it's not gonna rain: cause they said it would. Terrible forecsting, but they are well dressed! :)

  • Rebelyell55 Mar 16, 2012

    Seventy and still climbing, gonna be another warm one to day.

  • jblake1932 Mar 16, 2012

    64 degrees now. Nowhere near 80! HA HA!

  • cwood3 Mar 16, 2012

    Bring it on-we need the rain. Ponds near my home in JoCO are a good 3-5 feet below normal. Matter of fact, we have not scene normal for a few years.

    Come on now Ambygirl-the Triangle has 3 teams playing today. WE need to support all 3-this is us against the (WORLD) NCAA. That being said, GO PACK!!

    Please rain!!

  • Ambygirl Mar 16, 2012

    As long as it doesn't knock out the power, it's all good! Got to see our ACC teams play today!! GO HEELS!!

  • Hans Mar 16, 2012

    I can tell you one place it won't be raining - The Great JoCo Desert.

  • jblake1932 Mar 16, 2012

    That "small line of showers that moved through the area and did'nt bring much rain" brought heavy rain to our county on Thurs., to which they said was unlikely. Man, I knew I should have majored in this field. Don't cancel any plans folks, it will be rain free this weekend!