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Published: 2013-04-22 11:15:00
Updated: 2013-04-22 13:23:00
Posted April 22, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Monday's breezy, cool weather will warm up considerably come Wednesday as temperatures jump nearly 20 degrees to a high of 79.
Winds were gusting up to 20 mph Monday as temperatures struggled to get past 60 degrees.
"You may need a jacket, even this afternoon, even with sunshine," said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. "This breeze is not helping at all."
Tuesday will be slightly warmer with a high of 68 degrees, which is just shy of the normal high this time of year.
"Its going to be a wild seven-day forecast. It’s up. It’s down. It’s up. It’s down," Gardner said.
Temperatures will take a 13-degree dip Thursday as a front from the west moves in, bringing cooler weather and a high of 66 degrees.
"Our big drawback with the weather is the chill that’s in the air," Gardner said.
Friday and Saturday look beautiful with sunny skies and highs in the low 70s. More clouds and some light rain are possible Sunday, which should see a high of 68 degrees.
In celebration of Earth Day on Monday, Wake Technical Community College launched a new partnership with JouleBug, a free mobile app created in Raleigh that gives users incentives and rewards for making sustainable choices.
"Sustainability is an integral part of Wake Tech facilities and operations as well as its instructional programs," university officials said in a statement. "The college’s Public Safety Education Campus is home to a solar array, which provides power to Progress Energy, and two other campuses offer electric vehicle-charging stations. Wake Tech is among the signers of the American College and University Presidents Climate Compact, which has the ultimate goal of being carbon neutral by 2050."