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NC gets spring weather: Warm, cloudy, chance of storms

Posted March 19, 2012

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— North Carolina is facing the start of spring with the appropriate weather: a long stretch of days with partly cloudy skies, pleasant temperatures and a chance of scattered showers.

Spotty showers and storms mixed with thick fog and low clouds Monday morning. There's a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms popping up in the late afternoon and evening.

The same rain pattern continues for most of the seven-day forecast. 

"We've got a moist, low-level air mass that may keep a couple showers or storms going each day here," WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said.

This week, only Thursday and Friday lack a shot at storms.

Temperatures will stay warm and above normal for that same period. Highs will range from the mid to upper 70s, with lows in the 50s.

The first official day of spring is Tuesday. Temperatures normally hit daily highs in the mid 60s and lows in the 40s this time of year.

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  • vraptor Mar 19, 2012

    wow. gubber worming has hit the s pole. it is a balmy -41 F. only a 120 degree diff between here and there.

    Temperature -41 F (-41 C)
    Windchill -77 F (-61 C)

    http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/current/NZSP.html

  • 2gurlz2boyzMom Mar 19, 2012

    it really hit hard on the beltline and 64w...around 11:15 ish... couldn't see the cars in front of you. didn't see the car hydroplane.. but some did. slow people, hello?
    and TURN your LIGHTS on so ppl can see you!!!

  • ckblackm Mar 19, 2012

    Don't forget the pollen! Yay Spring!

  • Chairman of the Bored Mar 19, 2012

    It's been storming all morning. One lightning bolt was rather close - it sure did cause a stir here in the office.

    At least we're getting some good rain. Had 1.25 inches Saturday night.

  • mmtlash Mar 19, 2012

    there were some pretty potent storms in Cary just a half hour ago....wasn't expecting them as this morning it seemed as if all the rain was staying north of the VA line

  • davidgnews Mar 19, 2012

    Could be snowing in 2 weeks, you never know around here.

  • DivaD Mar 19, 2012

    I'm enjoying the pleasant weather....looking forward to many more days of this warm weather!

  • Hans Mar 19, 2012

    Wait a minute.... could this t-storm actually be heading for The Great JoCo Desert?

  • Hans Mar 19, 2012

    We've had spring weather for months now.

  • Rebelyell55 Mar 19, 2012

    Looks like will be treating the yard a little earlier this year for ticks.