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Highs in 70s should chase away Monday blues

Posted March 10, 2014

— Grumpy about losing an hour of sleep over the weekend? The forecast for the next few days should cheer you up.

After a beautiful weekend that reached sunny highs in the upper 60s, Monday promises to be even warmer.

Clear skies and a high of 71 degrees are expected in the Triangle on Monday.

“We’re going to have just a really pretty day for today,” WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

Tuesday will be the warmest day of the week, reaching 76 degrees. That’s well above the normal temperature of 62 degrees, Gardner said.

But things change on Wednesday.

A front will move in, bringing rain and cooler temperatures.

“Behind Wednesday’s front, temperatures are really going to crash on Thursday,” Gardner said.

Rain should begin in the afternoon, and cold air will follow. Thursday’s high is forecast at 45 degrees.

A rebound begins Friday, with temperatures slowly rising into the normal range in the 60s.

“We’re not going to hold on to the 70s permanently just yet,” Gardner said. “It’s still early March.”

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  • Don Dickerson Mar 10, 2014

    While I'm terribly sorry to hear about all the troubles for our neighbors to the west, I LOVED the rain. 70 degrees just tells me it's time to get ready for all the yuk work I've been avoiding this glorious winter season and has made me bluer than any winter storm ever could. Potatoes, potahtoes.