Moderate weekend in store

Posted January 15, 2010

— Temperatures in the Triangle Friday were the warmest they have been in more than a month, WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said.

The mercury topped 60 degrees at Raleigh-Durham International Airport Friday for the first time since Dec. 9, marking an end to an unusually cold stretch that began before New Year’s Day.

A high pressure system moved out Friday, and low pressure will move in from the Gulf of Mexico Saturday. The time between systems brought bright skies and a warmer, westerly wind to central North Carolina, Fishel said.

The moderate temperatures will stay in place through the weekend.

“It will be dry Saturday and wet Sunday,” Fishel said.

As the clouds move in, they’ll hold daytime highs in the 50s. “That’s still above normal for this time of year,” he pointed out.

The chance for showers increases Saturday night and rain is likely Sunday. Even overnight, temperatures should hold above freezing, Fishel forecast.


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  • living the dream Jan 15, 2010

    Thank you Greg Fishel and crew. You guys do a great job. I depend on WRAL's forcast to play my day(s).

  • wildcat Jan 15, 2010

    Looking forward to it. It will be a nice change before another bad storm moves in.

  • 007KnightRider Jan 15, 2010

    The weather is so nice today!!! I can't wait for more 60 degree weather!!!

  • time4real Jan 15, 2010

    blizzard? ha, it ain't going to snow. We're into the Jan. thaw and with temps normal or above, with of course precipitation now that it's too warm, we're into Feb. before another cold snap hits. A few flurries and wala bing bang boom, it's Spring! Another winter with zero snow, -8" in the rain gauge an the moans of drought come April!

  • jbrown100 Jan 15, 2010

    In other words get ready for a blizzard...