Sunday, March 11, 2007

Ups and Downs of March

March certainly can bring wild swings in the weather here in central North Carolina. Take a look at past weather records and you'll find big weather events ranging from major winter storms to tornado outbreaks in North Carolina during the month of March.

While we don't expect anything like a winter storm or a major severe weather outbreak this week, we do look for some ups and downs -- most of those will come from the change in temperature.

After a warm weekend with highs near 70, Monday morning will start with lows in the mid 30s. The cool weather won't stick around for long though. Afternoon temperatures will reach the mid 60s by Monday afternoon. Tuesday should bring highs in the mid 70s, and Wednesday's highs may soar to the upper 70s to close to 80!

If Tuesday and Wednesday's warm weather get you in the mood for spring planting, you may won't to hold back for just a while. Cooler air will move in for the end of the week and next weekend. Lows may drop to near freezing by next Saturday or Sunday morning. The average last freeze in our region is in early April, so it's not time for spring planting just yet.

Stay with News 14 Carolina through the week as we fine tune our forecast for the end of the week. Count on us for Weather on the Ones updates every 10 minutes!

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