A little rain, then plenty of sunshine Monday

Posted March 30, 2015

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— A cold front is expected to bring showers to central North Carolina late Monday morning, but conditions should improve quickly.

“Right after lunchtime, the sun comes out and temperatures are going to jump into the 60s pretty quickly,” WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. “And it does look pretty mild for the rest of the week."

Temperatures across the region were in the 40s early Monday, marking a 20-degree difference from below-freezing temperatures that greeted residents just 24 hours earlier.

The high Monday is expected to reach 61 degrees. But the warm-up will be slow, Gardner said.

“While the rain is here up through lunchtime, it’s still going to be pretty chilly, still in the 40s,” she said. “Then the sun comes out and temperatures are going to skyrocket.”

The forecast for the rest of the week calls for milder, more spring-like temperatures in the upper 60s and 70s.

“Overall, we’re seeing much milder conditions much closer to normal – not the wild swings we saw last week,” Gardner said.

Sunrise on Easter Sunday is 6:53 a.m., and the forecast calls for a high of 67 degrees.


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