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Dreary Friday comes before warm Easter weekend

Posted April 22, 2011

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— A warmer, sunnier Easter weekend is on the horizon after a cold front delivers a gray, drizzly Friday to North Carolina.

"It's just going to be a chilly and damp day for us," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said Friday morning.

Patches of light rain and scattered showers will drift across the state throughout the day, but the overall rainfall total won't be high.

"You're going to need your umbrella wherever you are," Gardner said.

Temperatures will struggle to get into the low 60s in the afternoon, and for most of Friday, it will feel like it's in the 50s.

The chilly, damp weather, though, won't gain a hold on North Carolina.

"It really will only last today, then move on out of here, and we'll be back to some more sunshine," Gardner said.

After a few rain showers lingering Saturday morning, the weekend will dry out. It will stay mostly to partly cloudy, and temperatures will reach into the low 80s Saturday and mid to upper 80s Sunday.

"It's going to be a nice, warm Easter Sunday," Gardner said.

The warm weather will last into next work week, with temperatures rising into the mid 80s for most of it.

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  • lma1973 Apr 22, 2011

    Gertude and i are different folks. I just happen to agree with his sentiment. And give WRAL credit for what? Their forecasting is atrocious at best. NOAA, Weather.com, WTVD11 do a MUCH better job.

  • Remy Apr 22, 2011

    "PLEASE IGNORE THE RIGHT WING WEATHER TROLL HERE!" geosol

    Agreed!

  • Shamrock Apr 22, 2011

    " i made no such comments about WRAL"
    AuntGertrude AKA Lma1973

    When are you going to give WRAL some credit?

  • lma1973 Apr 22, 2011

    Looking at the radar and the pace of moisture movement, it appears the rain will be out of the Raleigh are in the next 2-3 hours. See, didnt need WRAL for that!

  • hfweather Apr 22, 2011

    PLEASE IGNORE THE RIGHT WING WEATHER TROLL HERE!
    geosol
    GOLO member since December 29, 2010
    April 22, 2011 11:56 a.m

    AND QUIT USING CAPS LOL

  • lma1973 Apr 22, 2011

    Its not nice to pick on Seankelly15 like that!!

    "PLEASE IGNORE THE RIGHT WING WEATHER TROLL HERE!
    geosol
    GOLO member since December 29, 2010
    April 22, 2011 11:56 a.m."

  • geosol Apr 22, 2011

    PLEASE IGNORE THE RIGHT WING WEATHER TROLL HERE!

  • lma1973 Apr 22, 2011

    Ummmm i made no such comments about WRAL being alarmist or comments about super cells. Not sure what your reading their skippy but your eyes and cognizance are failing you.

  • seankelly15 Apr 22, 2011

    lma1973 - "The NWS is the one who said that NC would be under the gun for VERY severe weather and all one had to do was see what happened south and west of here to know we were going to be hit."

    Then you didn't NEED to look at the forecast on WRAL did you? You already knew what was coming. You already knew the potential for danger and yet you complained that WRAL was being alarmists - you even made fun of the reference to 'super cells'. No, you don't need to visit the WRAL weather any further. You know the weather better than the meteorologists on WRAL. And, you don't have the common decency to thank WRAL for the superb job of coverage they provided last weekend...no, you only know how to complain.

  • 1 awesome Dad Apr 22, 2011

    I will never understand the contempt folks hold for weather forecasts and read it and go by what we are told. It amazes me how people can be so ignorant and not even realize how ignorant they make themselves truly appear

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