Warm, sunny weather won't last

Posted April 1, 2013

— No joke. The weather on April Fool's Day was a welcome change from the dreary, cooler-than-normal conditions that gripped the Triangle through most of March, but the sun and spring-like warmth will be fleeting.

"It's going to be a great afternoon to be outside," said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. "It will be breezy as our front clears the area, but we'll have abundant sunshine and very mild temperatures."

Monday's forecast high – 72 degrees – is right in the neighborhood of normal for early April. But it will not last.

A cold front swoops in overnight Monday, returning the 50-degree days and 30-degree nights. 

"The seven-day forecast looks like an April Fools' Day joke, except for the fact that it's quite similar to what we've seen over the last several weeks," Gardner said.

WRAL Weather team WRAL WeatherCenter Forecast

Tuesday's temperatures will drop sharply, starting in the upper 30s and topping out in the upper 50s during the afternoon. 

Despite the cool air's return, sunshine should remain the dominant feature of the forecast until Thursday, Gardner said. 

"We could see rain late Thursday and Friday as those cool temperatures stick around, but the weekend looks better," she said. "We'll be back into the mid-60s."


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  • tsdempsey725 Apr 1, 2013

    Today's weather is nature's April Fool's trick on us.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Apr 1, 2013

    Darn, love this cool breezy weather.

  • Half Red Half Blue Apr 1, 2013

    Here is your 7 day forecast: Same as the last one.

  • busyb97 Apr 1, 2013

    We were thinking the same thing this morning. At this rate, we're going to miss out on much of a spring. :(

  • country4ever Apr 1, 2013

    Ughhhhh So tired of the cold weather!

  • WralCensorsAreBias Apr 1, 2013

    Get ready, 2 or 3 more days of semi-winter then we go right to summer. No time for spring once again this year.