Weather

Clouds will mar otherwise warm weekend

Posted March 12, 2010 9:21 a.m. EST
Updated March 12, 2010 12:29 p.m. EST

— Clocks will roll forward one hour this Sunday to mark the start of Daylight Saving Time. Meanwhile, a cold front will be rolling into the area, creating a damp, cloudy weekend.

"Tonight we will be watching a cold front that will approach the area late. It  could bring a round of showers and perhaps some storms," said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.

Saturday could see some showers in the morning and possibly a storm in the afternoon, but it will be warm, with highs will be in the upper 60s to 70 degrees.

"Some drier air is scooting into the region (Saturday night), so the overnight lows will be cooler than what we have seen over the past few nights," Gardner said. "Now despite the drier air coming in, our weather will still remain unsettled for the coming days."

The chance for rain returns on Sunday and temperatures drop into the 50s. The partly cloudy and seasonable pattern appears to hold into the work week.