Published: 2020-01-08 06:15:19
Updated: 2020-01-08 06:15:19
By Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL meteorologist
Raleigh, N.C. — Temperatures could rise into the 70s this weekend, but we'll have to endure some very cold days first.
According to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner, temperatures will be chilly, in the low to mid 50s, for Wednesday and Thursday, which is typical for January. It's the mornings that will be frigid, though.
Lows plunged into the low 30s and even upper 20s in Raleigh overnight, and the cold will be intense Thursday morning as well, with a low around 27 degrees in some places.
At least both days will be sunny, and no rain is expected.
Temperatures will start to warm up Friday, which will feature a high around 65 degrees. Overnight temperatures will stay cool but milder, in the low 50s.
According to Gardner, the next chance for rain will move in Saturday morning, with showers possible in the morning but most likely around dinnertime and overnight.
Both Saturday and Sunday will be even warmer than Friday, with highs around 70 degrees. The warmest weather recorded on Saturday was a high of 76 degrees back in 1890.
Rain is likely Sunday morning, too, but the heaviest rain should fall late Saturday.