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One word for weekend weather: 'Phenomenal'

Posted April 3, 2009 5:20 a.m. EDT
Updated April 3, 2009 11:08 a.m. EDT

— Now that any chance of severe weather has passed, Triangle residents can begin warming up to the sunny weather on its way this weekend.

"It should just be phenomenal," said WRAL Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.

Friday will be windy with temperatures in the mid 70s. Most of the state is under a wind advisory until 9 p.m.

Southwesterly winds were expected to increase to 20 to 25 mph Friday morning with possible gusts as high as 35 to 40 mph. Winds should stay strong through the afternoon.

"The winds will still have an impact on us today," Gardner said.

Winds as strong as 35 mph can make driving difficult, especially for tall vehicles, such as tractor-trailers. A few downed trees are possible due to the saturated soils from recent rainfall.

Saturday will have sunny skies and temperatures in the lows 70s. Sunday will bring sunshine mixed with high, thin clouds and temperatures in the mid 70s.