Sunny, windy Friday ahead

Posted February 25, 2011

— Weather in North Carolina will take some quick turns this weekend.

Friday began blustery and warm as a line of rain showers moved east across the state. 

"Some folks got some, but most of our viewing area didn’t end up seeing much rain," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

By noon, it was sunny and warmer, with temperatures expected to reach around 70 degrees.

Meanwhile, southwesterly winds will blow at more than 20 mph, with gusts of up to 45 mph.

"We could have some tree branches down, with some isolated power outages," Gardner said.

Progress Energy representatives said they believe a small brush fire started and a tree fell on a transmission line in Wilson, knocking out power to more than 14,000 residents on Friday afternoon. Power was restored around 3 p.m. 

Saturday will be very different than Friday – mostly sunny, with a high in the mid 50s and a low in the mid 30s.

The weather will take another turn on Sunday. Clouds will return, along with the wind and warmth.

By Monday, the high will be in the mid 70s.


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  • lma1973 Feb 25, 2011

    Sean Kelly back as LW25. Nice!! The personalities keep on coming. Do what ya gotta do. Do ur thang boy.

  • Shamrock Feb 25, 2011

    "Enjoy these winds like this newcomers. It's like this here ALL the time." youcantgetridofme

    It would be a lot calmer around here if you would quit blowing so much hot air.

  • Bring on the 4 Dollar Gas Feb 25, 2011

    Enjoy these winds like this newcomers. It's like this here ALL the time.

    LOOKOUT! That was a piece of roof from your neighbors house flying past your head! Thanks for ordering up the wind Armageddon wral.

  • lma1973 Feb 25, 2011

    LOL-yeah i'll let your multiple personalities get back to your conversation(s)!!

  • 6079 SMITH W Feb 25, 2011

    Yeah man! You should try using a name like "Lou $arah" for your next identity.....that way, you could post ego-boosting self-glorifying statements about how great you are...anonymously. Just kiddin'! Who'd be so shallow and narcissistic, let alone stupid and immature enough, to actually DO somethin' like that? Nobody that ever had a snowball's chance in hell of actually being president, for sure. ;) ;)

  • Remy Feb 25, 2011

    Ima - you are always looking for attention, now you are getting it and don't want it. Sad story. Now go back to your room so the adults can talk.

  • lma1973 Feb 25, 2011

    Yeah right...what a sad attempt. Come on Sean!!

  • Remy Feb 25, 2011

    Ima1973 - If you are referring to me, don't fool yourself. I am not seankelly, but I agree with most of his post, especially as they relate to you. We got your number, and it is quite low.

  • lma1973 Feb 25, 2011

    Sean Kelly really piling on the aliases now!!

  • hfweather Feb 25, 2011

    not windy over here fayetteville,think i will go burn some brush,a 5 gallon water bucket should do it,have a nice day