Triangle weather turns windy, warm by Wednesday

Posted January 28, 2013

— Temperatures more typical to a North Carolina January return by the end of the work week when highs will be about 50 degrees and dip to the 20s and 30s overnight.

Monday began with some cold rain, and mist and drizzle are possible throughout the day, according to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.

By late afternoon, temperatures had topped 50 degrees. 

"We'll have some warmer air that we saw over the weekend, but with the cloudy conditions, it's still going to feel rather cool," Gardner said.

Tuesday promises to be the most pleasant day of the week. "It starts out with low clouds and fog, but that will burn off quickly in favor of more sunshine," Gardner said. Temperatures should push 70 degrees Tuesday afternoon.

By Wednesday, the clouds move back in ahead of a front that carries the potential for thunderstorms and even severe weather. "Wednesday will be mostly cloudy, windy and warm," Gardner said. "Winds may gust as high as 35-40 mph even outside of thunderstorms."

Behind the front, the Triangle returns to mostly clear skies through the weekend, with high temperatures at about 50 degrees.


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  • Uhavenoclu Jan 28, 2013

    Life is a roller coaster,which is why everyone screams when they are going down.
    Tolerate it people,be prepared and safe no matter what the weather is.

  • aprilhunter220 Jan 28, 2013

    Whay I want to know s WCPSS going to have a 3 hour delay because the temps are suppose to be in the higher 60's or 70's tomorrow? What a stupid decision to have a three hour delay for rain today.

  • BigSteamnTurd Jan 28, 2013

    Nothing new here, but don't forget to protect your skin tomorrow.

  • mtnmama Jan 28, 2013

    The weekend temps were chilly...not 40's....not holding my breath for 70 on Tuesday. Seems like actual temps are always colder than predicted. Someone said last week that we could see mid 70's Tues & Wed. That would be nice, but I bet the forecast will miss the mark again.