Freezing temps for first day of spring won't last

Posted March 20

— Monday marks the first day of spring, but, for many people in the area experiencing freezing and below freezing morning temperatures, it couldn't feel more like winter.

According to WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss, the chill won't last long. Although the morning feels cold, the day will warm up quickly, with highs nearing 60 degrees by early afternoon.

"With lots of sunshine and a light southwest wind setting in during the afternoon, we'll warm up to very near normal for this time of year," said Moss.

Highs will be in the mid 60s Monday, and Tuesday will be even warmer, with highs in the mid 70s.

The rest of the week will be cooler, but still spring-like, with highs peaking in the 60s and 50s on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.

There is a chance for rain on Wednesday, but most of the week should be fairly dry, according to Moss. The weather should still be warm for the weekend.


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