Weekend weather brings taste of spring

Posted March 9, 2013 8:41 a.m. EST
Updated March 9, 2013 12:52 p.m. EST

— A sunny weekend is on tap in the Triangle, and, with no freeze in the forecast, the coming week should start to feel more like spring, WRAL meteorologist Nate Johnson said Saturday.

By noon Saturday, Raleigh was seeing bright sun and a temperature of 58 degrees. The average high for March 9 is 61 degrees. The record high, 81 degrees, was set in 2009.

"This will definitely be one to enjoy," Johnson said. "What may make this day feel even warmer is the lack of wind that we have felt over the past few days. It won't be nearly as blustery as what we have seen recently." 

Although delightful, Saturday may represent the chilliest day of the week, Johnson said. The forecast calls for temperatures in the 60s every day of the next five.