N.C. gets great holiday weather

Posted April 3, 2010 7:28 a.m. EDT
Updated April 3, 2010 4:08 p.m. EDT

— Summer-high temperatures, low humidity and sunshine will continue to invade North Carolina this Easter weekend.

"On a holiday weekend, it's great to have this weather," WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said.

Temperatures won't get as high as on Friday when the mercury neared the 90-degree mark. Saturday and Sunday will both see a high in the low 80s.

"That sounds cool after yesterday. It's still 10 degrees above normal," Moss said.

The warm temperatures are prompting weather alerts that usually aren't seen until the heat of summer – a caution against outside burning and an air quality warning for the Triad.

For the most part, rain will stay away this weekend. High clouds will build up throughout Saturday ahead of a cold front, and Sunday will be partly cloudy.

The cold front will create "a tiny chance of a sprinkle late tonight or tomorrow," Moss said. "There may be a couple of sunrise sprinkles around here, and there may be a shower or two over eastern sections of the state tomorrow afternoon."

The summer-like weather will continue into the start of next week.

"We brighten back up as we head into Monday with higher temperatures again," Moss said.