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Clearing skies, warmer afternoons on way for weekend

March 24, 2019 GMT

Central North Carolina will see another rain-free weekend, but the temperatures are still a bit chillier than the average for late March. Those up early on Saturday could even see a patch or two of frost on the ground, after the overnight low dips into the 30s.

It will warm up into the mid 50s to about 60 degrees by late afternoon, but gusts of wind of up to 20 mph will make a light jacket a must.

Sunday will be a full 10 degrees warmer, with a forecast high of 69 degrees under partly cloudy skies.

“These temperatures are closer to normal this time of year,” said meteorologist Kat Campbell.


A weak cold front will bring rain to Maryland and Virginia through the weekend, but there’s only a small chance for it to sneak rain into the northeast areas of North Carolina.

Showers are expected to move in Monday. Temperatures will get into the low 70s before dropping to the 50s on Tuesday.