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Published: 2017-04-16 09:20:00
Updated: 2017-04-16 12:00:03
Posted April 16
Raleigh, N.C. — With warmer temperatures and lots of sunshine, the weather on Sunday is ideal for the Easter holiday. However, the calm weather may not last all week, according to WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss.
Temperatures remained mild, in the 60s, through Sunday morning with some breezy winds that transition into a much warmer afternoon. "Temperatures will climb into the low and mid 80s by 1 or 2 p.m.," said Moss. "We've got a warm Easter afternoon ahead -- the normal high this time of year is around 73 degrees, but we should top that by 10 degrees or a little more."
Monday will be similarly warm, with clear skies and highs in the 80s. It isn't until Tuesday that a greater chance for storms and precipitation enters the area as a cold front arrives from the northeast.
Temperatures will be cooler than Monday, but still warm, on Tuesday and Wednesday, with highs in the upper 60s and low 70s and more clouds.
"Tuesday will stay a good bit cooler before we bump up close to the 90s on Thursday," said Moss.