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Work week to remain warm; changes coming for weekend

Posted April 16, 2013

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— 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." april half temp 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.

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  • WralCensorsAreBias Apr 16, 2013

    "Once any precipitation from the front clears"

    Meaning once again it won't rain enough to do more than paste up the worst pollen season in decades. Thanks to the lack of rain. Off to the blazing heat we go.

  • hi_i_am_wade Apr 16, 2013

    Just when I think I'm done with the heater, this happens. I saw on weatherbell.com that a cool pattern may develop in May too. I decided this winter that I rather have weeks of 100+ degrees temperatures than a cold winter.