Mild, dry days will lead up to weekend washout
The rest of the work week will be milder and dry, but the weekend will likely be a washout, according to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.
Temperatures on Wednesday will be brisk and normal for mid-February, in the mid-50s, said Gardner. Rain won’t be an issue today, but it will be a breezy afternoon, with winds gusting as fast as 30 mph in Raleigh.
Thursday will be nice for Valentine’s Day, Gardner said. It will be warmer but mild, with highs in the low 60s and partly cloudy skies.
Rain should not be an issue all day -- so those headed out for brunch or dinner to celebrate the holiday will need jackets but not umbrellas.
More clouds will move in Friday, which will be one of the warmest days of the week, with highs in the upper 60s.
Temperatures will drop into the 50s again for Saturday and Sunday, and rain will make outdoor activities difficult.
Despite the messy weekend weather, temperatures later this week will be warmer than usual for February. Next week, however, looks cooler, with highs in the 40s on Monday and the 30s on Tuesday.