82 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2016-12-12 05:36:00
Updated: 2016-12-12 16:51:57
Posted December 12, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — Temperatures climbed significantly Monday after a cold weekend, but temperatures will continue to fluctuate for the rest of the week.
An approaching front is helping bring some warmer air into the Triangle, but it could also help generate some patchy, light rain over the next 24 to 48 hours, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.
WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said that rain will move in Tuesday morning around lunchtime and will reach the Triangle in the mid-afternoon. Chances to see rain continue through Wednesday, but showers will likely remain south of the Triangle, Maze said.
Daytime highs Monday climbed into the upper 50s, about 10 to 15 degrees warmer than most areas saw on Saturday and Sunday.
Highs Tuesday and Wednesday will also be in the 50s. Highs on Thursday will be in the 40s before a cold blast of air moves in.
Maze said that the forecast low temperature on Friday is 18 degrees and that the mercury will struggle to climb to the forecast high of 34. Temperatures will climb again over the weekend, with highs in the 70s on Sunday, before more freezing temperatures move in.
"It could be all over the place temperature wise," Maze said. "It's going back and forth and we may see this for the rest of the month of December."