Central North Carolina’s biggest snow came relatively late in the season this year and after record breaking cold last month, folks in the Tarheel State have been looking forward to Spring-like weather to arrive and today was the day…
The forecast was for a mostly cloudy day in Raleigh and it started out that way… dreary, threatening rain at any minute and just plain grey… but by midday, the sun had begun to peek out of the clouds and that brought folks out to catch some of those most missed warm rays!
All over the city, they were enjoying the blue sky and true spring warmth.
Serina Durrett said, “It’s beautiful! It’s so nice and warm, I just came out to Starbuck’s to get some reading in, just because it’s nice outside. It’s beautiful; everybody should come outside and do something”
Ben Greene shared her sentiments… “tickled to death, we have been starved for good weather. Our weekly coffee visit out here has been diverted to a restaurant across the street for two weeks and we’ve missed this opportunity for nice weather on the sidewalk.”
And his buddy Adrian Brancato agreed… “We are delighted, we are delighted. We come here twice a week for coffee and we just missed not being able to sit out in this lovely cafe environment”
Another benefit to the beautiful weather – the kids had another regular school day after missing over a week due to weather, this season. And businesses that had been closed or dealing with lower patronage during the snow days were open and happy to have a gorgeous day to serve customers again.
The rest of the week brings the chance of more grey days with rain and cooler temperatures later, but we’re thankful for the hopeful end of winter weather for the year in this part of the country.
John Van Pelt