Spring-like temps and sunny skies on tap for weekend

Posted February 10, 2011

— In North Carolina, it can seem to take only a few days to go from winter to spring.

North Carolinians awoke to snow flurries and cloudy skies Thursday, but by the weekend, they will be basking in sunny, spring-like weather.

OBX snow on Feb. 10, 2011 Light snow coats N.C.

The sun returned by noon Thursday, marking the start of a slow warm-up.

"Our warm-up will be a bit gradual. It’ll still be chilly kind of this afternoon, with temperatures in the mid 40s," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. 

Temperatures will remain chilly with highs in the upper teens to low 20s on Friday morning, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said. 

During the day Friday, temperatures will gradually increase with highs pushing the 50-degree mark.

By the weekend, the warm-up will be unmistakable.

Saturday will get a high around 50 degrees, and on Sunday, the mercury will break the 60-degree mark. Spring-like highs are on tap into the start of next week and throughout the rest of the seven-day forecast.

Skies will also stay sunny during that time.

"It's beautiful, but we could use some rain," Gardner said. "It doesn't look like we'll see any rain between now and next Thursday."


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  • tobywilliamson58 Feb 11, 2011

    Global warming at it's best!! Whatever!

  • geosol Feb 10, 2011

    Excellent!! Looking forward to warmer temps and longer days. I've had enough of this winter, even though ours was actually pretty tame compared to what the mid-west and northeast US had to contend with.

  • Big Mike Feb 10, 2011

    The earth is trying to tell us something......About time we listen!

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Feb 10, 2011

    "can you say 100+ every day?"

    For the last 5-6 years! What's another!! Highest elec. bill we've EVER had last year! Couple that with some epic drought and we have the makings for one more boring year.

    copy and paste summer, here we come.

  • rcso29 Feb 10, 2011

    Sweeet !! then it will snow the week after lol

  • Shadow666 Feb 10, 2011

    Awesome, spring-like temps in February. I can only imagine what summer will feel like...can you say 100+ every day?

  • dadsgoose98 Feb 10, 2011

    At least with spring and summer approaching ,maybe,,,just maybe fishel and gardner could get 1 out of 10 forecasts correct.No probably not!

  • Just WhiskeyKel Feb 10, 2011


  • gregdboz Feb 10, 2011

    peace.. our biggest snow was in march, 1927.. and , i must say,, i had 2 and a half inches of rain last week,, stop the salvia bong

  • jkca Feb 10, 2011

    So glad that Spring is almost here. Time to stop posting snow pictures folks, We all know what a 1/2 inch in your yard looks like, it's old now. I'm ready to see some Spring flowers in bloom.