Moss: Monday warms up before cold front moves in
Posted October 24, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — Temperatures will be warmer and mild Monday ahead of an approaching cold front that will cool down the majority of the work week.
"We'll kick off the week with dry weather and lots of sunshine," said WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss.
According to Moss, temperatures topping out in the upper 70s on Monday will be "just about right" for the season. The warmer weather comes to the area after unseasonably cool temperatures brought frost and overnight lows in the 30s to some areas over the weekend.
While the week ahead won't get quite as chilly, a cold front moving in from the northwest will hit the area late Monday and overnight. "By Tuesday, it will be south of us, leaving us with lower temperatures and low humidity," said Moss.
Temperatures will be coolest on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, with highs lingering in the mid 60s. Lows will dip into the lower 40s and upper 30s overnight.
"We'll knock about 10 to 12 degrees off our high temperatures for Tuesday and Wednesday, and we may dip into the 30s in places Wednesday morning," said Moss. "This front appears dry enough that we'll see very few clouds with it and little or no chance of rain."
Highs will return to the 70s by Thursday, and warmer air will continue to edge back into the area for a pleasant weekend.