Published: 2013-04-16 06:48:00
Updated: 2013-04-16 09:05:35
Posted April 16, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Spotty sunshine will mix with warm temperatures across central and eastern North Carolina throughout the middle of the work week, but cooler weather will arrive this weekend behind a powerful cold front.
High temperatures Tuesday will climb into the upper 70s.
"We're going to stay mild through at least Friday," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. "We'll see a mix of clouds and sun for the next three days." WeatherCenter: 'Halftime' weather report for April
Highs Wednesday and Thursday will climb into the 80s, the two warmest days in the next seven. Overnight lows will stay mild as well, staying in the upper 50s and low 60s across much of the Triangle.
By Friday afternoon, a powerful cold front will be close to the area, setting up what could be a stormy evening.
"Severe weather is possible late Friday into Saturday morning," Gardner said. "But right now it looks like a fairly slim chance. We'll have to keep an eye on that as we get a bit closer."
Once any precipitation from the front clears, the coldest air of the last couple of weeks will pour into the area from the north and west.
High temperatures over the weekend will be in the low 60s, and overnight lows will dip into the 40s Sunday and Monday.