Published: 2012-01-22 08:42:46
Updated: 2012-01-22 08:42:46
Posted January 22, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. — The temperature roller-coaster that hit central North Carolina this weekend should level off during the week, WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said Sunday.
A cold front that brought rain to much of the region Saturday left an overcast sky and colder weather for Sunday, Moss said. On Sunday morning, Raleigh was 21 degrees colder than 24 hours earlier, while Fayetteville temperatures had dropped 19 degrees during the same period.
Temperatures in Raleigh should remain in the low 40s on Sunday after reaching at high of 58 on Saturday, Moss said. The high in Fayetteville on Saturday was 68.
Three-tenths of an inch of rain fell at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Saturday, while Fayetteville saw almost a quarter-inch and Rocky Mount a half-inch, he said.
Temperatures should rebound on Monday, returning to about 60 degrees in Raleigh and the mid-60s in Fayetteville, Moss said. Chances for rain are 30 to 50 percent.
"We should dry out on Tuesday and stay fairly mild through the week," he said, noting highs would be around 60 through Friday.