ABC11 Meteorologist Don Schwenneker said despite cloud cover, temperatures will rise into the mid- to upper-60s on Thursday. Friday the Triangle will hit 75 degrees after morning clouds give way to sunny skies by afternoon.
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The record high at RDU on February 18 is 75.
Slightly cooler weather is on tap for the weekend, but temperatures will remain well above normal.
A chance of much-needed rain shows up on the 7-day forecast around Tuesday.