Greensboro, NC -- It has been 9 straight days of cooler than normal temperatures in the Triad and finally, Thursday started the warm up that will take us through the Easter Weekend.
The last time the Triad had high temperatures at or above normal was on Tuesday, March 19th when the high temperature was 65 degrees. Since then the Triad has been trapped in an unseasonably cool flow. The normal high temperature of 65 degrees for the last week in March almost seems like a pipe dream when until Thursday afternoon high temperatures this week hadn't even climbed out of the 40s.
The good news is that a warming trend will build upon Thursday's 54 degree high. High temperatures Friday will be in the mid-upper 50s with Saturday and Sunday likely seeing high temperatures right around 60 degrees. Cloud cover will be at a minimum on Friday, however, through the day on Saturday clouds will steadily increase and give way to partly sunny conditions.
Not far behind the increasing cloud cover on Saturday will be scattered showers on Sunday. There will be a small chance of a few isolated showers early Easter morning around the time for sunrise services. Otherwise, the better chance of scattered showers will be through Sunday afternoon.
The warmth and a small chance of showers will hang around on Monday when high temperatures could reach into the middle 60s. Beyond that, cooler temperatures will make a return by Wednesday.