Just hang on: Warm weather is on the way

Posted February 4, 2009

— It may not seem like spring to many who woke up to snow across central North Carolina on Wednesday, but by the end of the week, temperatures will top out close to 70 degrees.

The snow pushed quickly out of the WRAL viewing area, leaving behind mostly sunny skies, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

The Triangle will have a clear and cold night, with lows in the mid-teens. The wind chill Thursday will make early risers feel temperatures akin to single digits. High pressure will linger over the area through the day, keeping temperatures low, but the sun will shine brightly.

"A drastic warm-up begins on Friday," WRAL meteorologist Greg Fishel said.

Highs on Friday are forecast to soar into the mid-50s, a 20-degree swing from the day before. Saturday and Sunday will be progressively warmer. Sunday's forecast high is 70 degrees.

The work week will begin on a spring-like note as well. Monday and Tuesday will see some clouds, but the mild weather remains. The nights are forecast to only dip into the 40s, and daytime highs should be in the 60s.


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  • christineswisher Feb 4, 2009

    Oh yeah! I don't want spring until winter is over.....and hopefully it's NOT over yet!!!

  • Titus Pullo Feb 4, 2009

    Spring? Spring doesn't start until March.

  • 007KnightRider Feb 4, 2009 rain this week! I was hoping it would to wash away all that road salt put down for nothing.

  • Space Mountain Feb 4, 2009

    Well, if it's not going to snow, it might as well warm up and be sunny.

  • jgilchr Feb 4, 2009

    Warm weather to me is a disappointment this time of year. After being missed last night I was hoping for at least one more snow chance this year. Unfortunately the begins to become very difficult rather quickly after Valentines day around here.

  • Holy Carp. Feb 4, 2009

    Are you sure? What did the magic 8 ball say this time?

  • treasure Feb 4, 2009

    Cold is fine. It's the middle of winter. Some of us like seasons.

  • Space Mountain Feb 4, 2009

    At least they can get it right when it's warm and sunny.