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'Just beautiful' spring weather on tap for NC

Posted May 7, 2012

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— North Carolinians can look forward to a stretch of mild, pleasant spring weather this week interrupted by only a rainy day or two.

"We can just enjoy some nice May weather, with temperatures in the 70s and 80s," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. "It'll be warm, but not as hot and sticky as it was at the end of last week."

The daily highs will hang around the 80-degree mark Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before a cold front rolls through the state.

"There may be a couple of stray thunderstorms in the western part of the viewing area late on Tuesday, but most of the rain with this system comes on Wednesday," Gardner said.

Some of the storms could be severe, with gusty wind and hail. The best chance for storms will come late Wednesday afternoon until about midnight.

"Behind that front, boy, the weather gets good," Gardner said.

Clouds will make way for the sun starting on Thursday, and temperatures will stay in the mid 70s the rest of the week.

"Our overnight lows drop into the mid 50s, so it's sleeping with the windows open weather. It looks just beautiful," Gardner said.

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  • wxfreak May 7, 2012

    I love Spring and Summer here, bring on the heat, humidity, and pm-storms!

  • Ambygirl May 7, 2012

    Hey wiz, sorry, know how you feel. I hate the humidity too, I was born and raised here too. The only place the humidity feels good is on the beach with a breeze blowing! And then sometimes, even that's pretty sticky! And you're right, the worse is yet to come. I'll be living at my little pool in the evenings and on the weekends just to be able to handle it. Hang in there!

  • wiz May 7, 2012

    Ambygirl....Born in Kinston (Lenoir Co.)....Raised in Wayne Co...Been here for 46 years....I KNOW NC...& yes... I do love home....But the older I get...The less I can handle it...;-)

    Good day to you too!!!

  • Ambygirl May 7, 2012

    wiz you haven't been in NC long have you? Get used to the humidity. This is typical NC weather until October! Gotta love it!

  • wiz May 7, 2012

    IDK...It is PLENTY humid in Wayne Co....The worse is yet to come though...

  • michellepoole May 7, 2012

    Awesome weather for horseback riding at Lil'Black Creek farm in Angier, NC.!

  • a new song May 7, 2012

    This forcast is the best! Absolutely gotta love it!!

  • Ambygirl May 7, 2012

    The weather looks amazing for this week!! Woo Hoo! Look out garden and pool area, here I come!!

  • PanthersFan45 May 7, 2012

    Looks like a great forecast this week with less humidity. Hopefully next weekend won't be as wet.