Mild weather marks start of week, but heat to return

Posted August 26, 2013

— Triangle residents woke up Monday to temperatures so low, they may have been tempted to double-check the date on the calendar.

Overnight lows dropped into the 50s across the region, making what should be a typically muggy summer morning feel more like fall.

“It’s very chilly for this time of year,” WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. “We’re talking about nearly a record low at the airport this morning.”

Low temperatures at 6 a.m. were 50 degrees in Roxboro, 55 degrees in Wake Forest, 53 degrees in Rocky Mount and 56 degrees in Raleigh.

“Town by town, these temperatures are pretty dramatic,” Gardner said.

The crisp temps top off a beautiful weekend of low humidity, abundant sunshine and highs in the mid- to upper-80s. That trend will continue for one more day.

Monday’s forecast calls for a high of 85 degrees and pleasantly low humidity.

“It’s going to be another gorgeous day,” Gardner said.

A warming trend marks the rest of the week. The heat will creep back up over the next two days, with high temperatures inching back into the 90s on Tuesday and Thursday. There is an increased chance of storms later in the week.

“Even though this seems like an awfully cool start as kids head back to school, we have much warmer weather later in the week,” Gardner said.


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  • TriangleMommy Aug 26, 2013

    I thought it wasn't supposed to be so bad today? Feels pretty hot and humid to me out there! #HidingInTheAC

  • HockeyPlayerX Aug 26, 2013

    " Don't worry about the rising sea levels the GOP made that illegal." ...another lie. They did not make it illegal for the sea levels to rise. They made it illegal to waste money on something that has not happened yet, and that likely won't happen at all.

  • simplelogic Aug 26, 2013

    Meanwhile, the heat wave continues in the UP of Michigan...95 yesterday in Gwinn, normal August high 76. Heat advisories in effect. Temperatures are forecast to be 10 - 20 degrees above average for most of the midwest. Twin Cities heat index 105 - 110 today.

  • 42_wral_mods_suck_i'm_gone Aug 26, 2013

    Hey climate change deniers, please stick your head in the sand preferably near the coast. Don't worry about the rising sea levels the GOP made that illegal.

  • HockeyPlayerX Aug 26, 2013

    Hey, climate change shills...what happened to "the most active hurricane season ever!" ??? (predicted every single hurricane season since Sounds like a few of your fear mongering tactics are being exposed for what they are. Surely you had to know that when all of your predictions of super warming and massive storms didn't come to pass that the gravy train was going to end, right?

  • Obamacare saves lives Aug 26, 2013

    It's going to be a coooold winter. I hope the state has stocked up on brime this summer.

  • WolfPackAlum Aug 26, 2013

    Nothing like slightly cooler than average regional temperatures to bring out a little confirmation bias in the local horde of scientific illiterati.

  • Pirate01 Aug 26, 2013

    Anyone who would believe "man made global warming" regardless of the weather would believe anything. Even their puppet masters acknowledge their estimates are not coming true and their dire predictions were WAY off. Our weather is linked to solar activity and we are now entering a period with decreased solar activity. Any heating that we experienced was due to increased solar activity. Just like it has been through out history!!

  • yankee1 Aug 26, 2013

    we might. global warming leading to climate change should have us all alarmed....for the people

    Personally, I'm petrified! Why? Because a group of wanna be planet savers is attempting to use redistribution of wealth to make themselves millions a la Al Gore while turning us into a third world country. Truth is they only wanna get rich and find some purpose for their lives. Funny thing, the other item missing this summer, after Republicans at all levels of Government have bascically killed or are trying to kill
    all environmental regulations, are the regular air quality alerts posted advising people to essentially hold their breath 'til the air clears. How could that be?

  • mep Aug 26, 2013

    This global warming thing is turning out to be pretty sweet.

    I wonder how those climate "experts" are going to explain this, and 15 years of no global temperature increases? LOL.