17 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Halifax, Edgecombe, Mecklenburg, VA, and Northampton counties. Details
Published: 2009-03-26 17:52:00
Updated: 2009-03-26 17:59:04
Posted March 26, 2009
Raleigh, N.C. — Dreary skies and rain are expected to continue through the weekend, keeping the Triangle from seeing a full day of sunshine until next week, WRAL chief meteorologist Greg Fishel said.
Cloudy skies, light rain and fog dominated Thursday’s weather. Highs reached near 70 degrees in some areas. Patches of light rain and fog will continue overnight into Friday, Fishel said. Lows are expected in the mid to upper 50s.
Friday's weather will be more of the same, with spotty showers moving into the area during the afternoon and evening. Temperatures will vary as a boundary sets up across the state from west to east. Those north of the boundary will see slightly cooler temperatures.
Northern counties will likely have highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s. South toward Fayetteville, residents will have slightly higher temperatures in the upper 60s.
A cold front is expected to spawn severe weather Saturday evening.
“It looks like the atmosphere will become unstable late Saturday,” Fishel said.
Some of the storms moving through the area could be severe, with hail, damaging winds and the possibility of tornadoes.
While the threat of rain decreases on Sunday, some areas could see lingering showers.
“Monday looks like the only day of the next seven that will be nice.” Fishel said.