Warm temps greet new week in Triangle

Posted December 2, 2012
Updated December 3, 2012

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— Temperatures are expected to reach into the 70s for the start of the work week before cooling off Wednesday, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

November was one of the warmed and driest on record, marked by unusually mild temperatures and a lot of sunshine. December is starting out with a similar pattern.

"It's certainly not feeling like December." Gardner said. "Now, we're still dry and much warmer for a good chunk of the week."

Current Temperatures, DMA Temperature Tracker

Residents woke up Monday to a moist and muggy morning with cool temperatures in the 50s and patchy fog in some areas. The fog will give way to partly cloudy skies and afternoon sunshine.

A similar forecast is predicted for Tuesday.

Wednesday will see the week's only shot at rain, as temperatures dip into the low 60s. There's a slight chance of widely scattered showers and sprinkles that day.

On Thursday, the mercury will drop into the low 50s, and the overnight lows to around the freezing mark. But the sun will return, raising temperatures into the mid 60s again by next weekend.


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  • yukonjohn3 Dec 3, 2012

    Some pretty nice pics of the northern lights and the chilly Nov. that we had.

  • yukonjohn3 Dec 3, 2012

    Wish we could get some of ya'lls warm weather. It has been pretty chilly up here for a month, and this morning is no different....45 below at my house!!!

  • CAROLINA43 Dec 3, 2012

    Not time to put up the golf clubs just yet!!!