Mild temperatures return to start week

Posted November 21, 2011

— Temperatures will climb back into the 70s Monday, continuing a back-and-forth trend that has dominated Triangle weather throughout the month of November.

After low temperatures dipped into the upper 20s Friday, another warm-up began Sunday and will continue for the first half of the week, WRAL Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

“This November you’ve really had to pay attention and watch,” Gardner said. “Our temperatures should climb back into the low 70s today, which is quite warm for this time of year. We’re running about 10 degrees above normal.”

After a cloudy start that could even include stray sprinkles in some areas, skies should become partly to mostly cloudy Monday with highs reaching into the mid 70s in some areas.

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“We had some clouds roll in overnight, we may see some sprinkles but we won’t see any substantial rain,” Gardner said. “Be prepared for it to be cloudy today.”

Lows will fall into the mid 50s Monday as a backdoor cold front slips southward from Virginia. The front could produce sprinkles or light showers in some areas, especially to the north of the Triangle.

The front will also cool high temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday. Highs on both days should be in the upper 60s to near 70.

A cold front from the west will make its way to the region Tuesday night, bringing with it a chance for showers and even thunderstorms.

“Late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning we’ll see some thunderstorms,” Gardner said. “There could actually be some severe weather in spots.”

Once the front passes, skies will clear quickly Wednesday evening.

The front will also drop temperatures, with highs Thanksgiving Day hovering around 60. Skies should be clear for travel on Thursday and shopping on Friday.

Lows will fall back into the upper 30s to near 40 Thursday and Friday night.


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  • icmfal Nov 21, 2011

    You can always go to Dairy Queen. They have great Blizzards.

  • Screw WrAl Nov 21, 2011

    " want a blizzard."

    Go to Russia then cause you won't get that here this winter. What you will get are high AC bills and low heating bills. Good news for everyone except The Fish.

  • br549znc Nov 21, 2011

    I want a blizzard.

  • mmtlash Nov 21, 2011

    it feels wonderful outside!

  • icmfal Nov 21, 2011

    whistler. i have lived here the majority of my life. I still do not need the cold weather.

  • The Chief is wrong Nov 21, 2011

    I was born and raised here as well. Trust me its nothing to be out surfing during the holidays.

  • whistler411 Nov 21, 2011

    icmfal, I'm glad you don't need cool weather to feel the holiday spirit. I prefer it. And I was born and raised here, so I am used to temps a little cooler than 70 on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  • cwood3 Nov 21, 2011

    Come on-we need to get the bugs killed!! We need some real cold temps.

  • The Chief is wrong Nov 21, 2011

    Trust me, we havent seen the last of the 80+ degree temps for the year. Not even close.

  • The Chief is wrong Nov 21, 2011

    Thats how it is here in the winters. Folks like to try to reference the last couple of winters and act as if that is the norm but its not. Its nothing to be hanging out by the pool on T-Giving day. On Christmas there have been plenty of times where you wear shorts...thats just how it is. Even if we get snow 3 days later its in the 70's and we have a nice mushy ground.