From the First Alert Weather Team

Rain showers are expected through the evening Friday and will change to snow as temperatures fall.

Monday has forecast highs in the upper 40s and lows in the upper 30s. The forecast for tonight calls for mostly cloudy skies with breezy conditions. Rain showers will start to fill back in during the later half of the afternoon with highs during teh day in the upper 40s and lower 50s. A stray shower or two will be possible during portions of the day, but the vast majority will remain dry.

In the early afternoon, the cold front crosses the Triangle and triggers a temperature crash. Lows will be near freezing for many of us, with some of our northern counties dropping below 30 with all of the radiational cooling taking place. Temperatures will reach about 46 degrees, well below the average high for this time of year of 55.

Today: Sunny, with a high near 39. Increasing clouds, with a high near 61. However, after noon is when those light, scattered snow showers return.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 76.

The below normal temperatures and winter-like weather will continue into the weekend. In any case, a front will slide through Wednesday afternoon or evening, bringing a moderate chance of some rain showers. It will be dry but chilly with highs in the mid 40's.

Another rain chance Monday; another drop in temperatures on Tuesday. Low pressure approaching from the northwest will lift some Gulf of Mexico moisture into rather tightly wedged cold air.

The rest of the week seems to give us a glimmer of hope that spring is finally here.

  • Joey Payne