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From snow to whoa: 60-degree temps coming this weekend

Posted December 27, 2010
Updated December 28, 2010

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— What a difference a week makes. While the Triangle and surrounding areas saw several inches of snow this past weekend, the same areas could be basking in 60-degree weather this coming Saturday and Sunday.

"Saturday won't be the prettiest-looking day – it will be mostly cloudy – but at least it will be warm," said WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze.

Temperatures begin the slow, steady climb Tuesday, when the mercury will reach into the 40s, Maze said. 

Tuesday will start out cold, with temperatures in the teens overnight and wind chills in the single digits.

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for counties in the central and eastern part of the state through noon. There is a chance that melting snow and ice could re-freeze creating havoc for drivers who venture out before the sun is high in the sky. 

But clearing will be coming, said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.

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"High pressure will allow for plenty of sunshine, and when you combine that with winds out of the southwest, it's going to really feel much warmer than it has in days," Gardner said.

Wednesday and Thursday will have highs in the 50s, and by Friday the forecast has temperatures in the upper 50s to low 60s.

It will likely be in the 40s and dry when the acorn drops in Raleigh on New Year's Eve, Maze said. That's about 10 degrees above normal.

Then, on Saturday and Sunday, the area should enjoy the 60-degree weather.

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  • geosol Dec 27, 2010

    mwilliams222 wrote - "Wow I am so confused. This past week global warming was disproved by the cold and snow. And now this coming week global warming will be proven by the warm temperatures. This is crazy! (I have long had this issue where I don't understand the difference between weather and climate)."
    Well, all you have to do is listen to the angry old man on the radio who knows all there is to know about sciencey things. According to the leader of the Republican party, you just can't trust those evil, money-grubbing research scientists!! You can only trust right wing talk show hosts and oil and coal companies because they've proven that they're completely objective and trustworthy. Well, at least some of the time they are, right?

  • Malcontent Dec 27, 2010

    If only it could be 70 F, all year round!

  • scarletindurham Dec 27, 2010

    Yay I am so excited for a mild New Year's Eve :)

  • iroh67 Dec 27, 2010

    i hate the warm...i wish it was cold...anyone no when the warm is gonna go away and we will get cold again?

  • Plenty Coups Dec 27, 2010

    "I'm looking for "waiting for a real snow" to show up and complain"

    I think he probably changed his name again.

  • mwilliams2 Dec 27, 2010

    Wow I am so confused. This past week global warming was disproved by the cold and snow. And now this coming week global warming will be proven by the warm temperatures. This is crazy! (I have long had this issue where I don't understand the difference between weather and climate).

  • sheablue22 Dec 27, 2010

    What a kookie headline!

  • lajack Dec 27, 2010

    Umm--shouldn't that be From Ice to Nice?

  • AlbertEinstein Dec 27, 2010

    Yes folks, we are in the wrong profession! What other job can you be wrong much of the time and still keep your job?

  • stevenalowe Dec 27, 2010

    I'll believe it when I see it!

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