A cold front slipped through central North Carolina last night — while today will remains dry, we’ll see plenty of cloud cover throughout the day. Those clouds and northeasterly winds will keep temperatures cool…but it will be one of those days with a HUGE temperature contrast from north-to-south. The clouds won’t linger as long in our southern counties, while spots northeast of the Triangle will have a hard time seeing any sunshine. That’s why our high temperature pattern shows so much variety:
The clouds continue to clear out tonight, but temperatures will only dip to the upper 50s and low 60s:
A big warm-up kicks in tomorrow, thanks to abundant sunshine and strong southwesterly winds — highs will reach well into the 80s!
The warm air sticks around for the rest of the week, with just a slight shower chance Friday:Scattered showers and storms return to the forecast this weekend — at this point, it’s too soon for much confidence in the timing or strength of those storms. Don’t cancel anything, just be flexible with any outdoor plans. We’ll keep you updated as the weekend draws closer…
Short list this morning, but some more good stuff…
- A little Weather 101: is 70° cool, warm, or “just right”? What does “air temperature” even mean? It’s more complicated than you think…
- A new study suggests the biggest waves in the stormy Southern Ocean — already the world’s largest — are getting even bigger, thanks to faster winds attributed to climate change.
- Changes in temperature and precipitation have already impacted the amount of nitrogen introduced into U.S. waterways.
- From Appalachia to Queensland to Chernobyl, solar and wind farms are being developed or built in places not normally associated with clean energy.
- A look at why Einstein knew that gravity must bend light.
- The first proven malaria vaccine is being rolled out in Africa — but doubts linger.
- Too much cholesterol can be bad for your heart. But could it be good for your brain?