High fire danger is expected on Thursday in the Piedmont Triad and Foothills due to dry air and low relative humidity.
The mountains have a moderate risk for fire danger.
It is advised to be cautious with any burning, even grilling, as anything that ignites could quickly spread.
Rain is expected on Friday with thunderstorms possible in the evening, bringing relief from the fire danger.
However, it may impact St.
Patrick’s Day plans.
Temperatures will remain cool throughout the weekend, with morning freeze potential on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.
Monday is the first day of spring.