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Spring Weather Advisory: First Day of Spring Will Feel Just Like That

By Danny Hooley Posted March 19, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Not often do we alert you of good weather, but for the first day of spring (and a nice day at that) we thought we’d give you a pleasant change.

March 20 is the official first day of spring.

And fortunately for Triangle residents beset by lousy weather lately, it’s not just “springtime” on paper.

Meteorologist Darin Figurskey of the National Weather Service says that a nice little frontal boundary coming into the Triangle overnight on Wednesday bodes well for Thursday.

“Skies should be sunny on Thursday,” he said, which will make it a “much warmer day, with highs in the mid-60s. And we’ll have highs in the upper 60s on Friday.”

Figursky says a small chance of showers on Saturday shouldn’t worry folks too much, as the forecast is for partly sunny skies and highs around 70.

As for the rest of the weekend:

“Looks like still dry conditions, with a few clouds up, but highs in the upper 50s on Sunday, and then only around 50 on Monday, as cold high pressure comes back in.”

That high will be 15 degrees below normal.

Figursky says that a storm system forming in the southeast and moving off the Atlantic will likely bring cooler temperatures in the extended forecast.

Still, he assures winter-weary people who are just praying for a little break: Don’t despair.

“Spring, sometimes, doesn’t bring itself to a lot of stability,” he reasons. “There are usually a lot of swings in the springtime, with some very warm days, followed by some chilly ones.

“The chilly weather we’ve had of late has been really, really below normal, and hopefully, we’ll avoid some of that stuff as we go into the next couple of weeks.”

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