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After Sudden Heat, Cary Braces for Cold and Rain

Cary, NC – February weather has been hard to predict in Cary, with temperatures in the high 70s last week and then suddenly bracing cold. To help you plan, we have the forecasts for the rest of February.

Winter Weather

For much of February, it has felt like Winter is already over, with temperatures around 75 degrees Fahrenheit for much of last week and even with wind speeds between 10 and 17 miles per hour, Cary residents could feel the heat.

That has changed now, with temperatures plunging after Friday, February 8, 2019. Based on current forecasts, it does not look like that heat will come back any time soon.

Rain on Monday, February 11, 2019 already helped to chill Cary even more but that’s not the end, as forecasts call for more rain in the immediate future on Tuesday, February 12 and Friday, February 15, 2019. However, these same forecasts also predict temperatures will be higher during the week then they were over the Saturday, February 9 to Monday, February 11, 2019 stretch. Wind speed will also be significantly higher during the rest of the week starting on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 so residents should feel the chill more than what the thermometer says.

Further Out

Weather predictions are harder to lock down the further in time you look but right now, forecasts are calling for even more rain starting Monday, February 18, 2019 and then continuing through that week. Wind speeds are between five and nine miles per hour and there is even the potential for snow and ice on Thursday, February 21, 2019.

One prediction that seems certain is a Winter mix will pass through the Southeast on Saturday, February 16, 2019. It will not touch the Triangle but as it passes by, this could contribute not just more rain but another dip in temperatures.

Also keep in mind that this is still flu season so take proper precautions to stay healthy. Between Sunday, January 27 and Saturday, February 2, 2019, there were six flu-associated deaths in North Carolina.

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Story by staff reports. Photos by Hal Goodtree and Nimish Gogri.