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Many not worried about approaching winter weather

Posted March 2, 2014 2:59 p.m. EST
Updated March 3, 2014 4:22 p.m. EST

— With Sunday’s temperatures reaching the upper 60s, many like Catherine Carver decided to spend the spring-like day outdoors.

Carver was out in a garden with her longtime friend Renee Howard, tools and 15 bags of mulch.

But her efforts may be short lived as sleet and freezing rain are expected to hit the Triangle on Monday.

“Wintery mix, no way,” she said. “We’re going to pretend that’s not gonna happen.”

Carver was not alone in her denial.

“Nobody’s really worried about it,” said Suzanne Scholz, who owns the Ace Hardware in downtown Raleigh. “I mean, after what we went through I think it’s like eh.”

Shelves normally stocked with sleds and salt are now occupied with grass seed, mulch and other garden items.

Back at the garden, Carver and Howard weren’t worried about the weather.

“My mind doesn't really work like that, ha ha ha,” Howard said. “I’m kinda like it's a nice day. I want to do this. It's an in the moment kind of thing so we'll just do it today and see what tomorrow brings.”