Warm temperatures to return for work week

Posted January 30, 2012

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— A brief cold stint over the weekend will give way to warmer temperatures for the first part of the week, with highs Monday through Thursday topping out well above normal, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. 

Monday's cold start – much of the area saw lows dip into the low 30s overnight – will be short lived as sunny conditions allow temperatures to warm to near 50 degrees by lunchtime and into the upper 50s to near 60 by mid afternoon. 

"We're going to have some beautiful weather Monday," Gardner said. "We have clear skies across the entire state and we'll start to warm up this afternoon."

Lows will bottom out in the mid 30s overnight Monday.

Tuesday highs will be even warmer, with highs climbing into the mid 60s for much of central North Carolina. Average high temperatures in late January and early February usually don't get much warmer than the low 50s. 

Clouds will filter into the area from the south and west Wednesday, but the Triangle won't see a solid chance of rain again until Thursday afternoon and evening.

Highs both days will remain well above normal, climbing into the upper 60s. WRAL Weather team WRAL WeatherCenter Forecast

"We'll have a wind shift to help warm us up in the next couple of days," Gardner said. "It'll even be warmer at night, with highs staying in the 40s and even 50s in some spots."

Partly cloudy skies Friday will give way to another chance for rain Saturday. Temperatures will also take a bit of a dive, with highs over the weekend falling back into the mid 50s. 


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  • Screw WrAl Jan 31, 2012

    We are doomed according to wral's radar online. Some areas probably need FEMA's help by now. It's rained solid on them for a week.


  • The Chief is wrong Jan 31, 2012

    Wow looking at that doppler and now it looks like the rain has spread to Fayetteville. interesting though because my friends there say there isnt a cloud in the sky. Hmmm....and this is why WRAL cant get the weather right i suppose. This doppler has been showing rain for days now....

  • Shadow666 Jan 30, 2012

    YouMakeItSoEasy, I agree with everything you say. We're doomed.

  • Screw WrAl Jan 30, 2012

    And it's apparently still raining over in the east. Same spot, 5 days straight. Wow, how many homes have been flooded?

  • Screw WrAl Jan 30, 2012

    "I sure would love to actually see some snow and winter weather."

    Go to Canada. I hear they have just a tad. You're not getting any here. Don't you have that figured out yet?

    And Sean, sorry I kept you waiting, but I've been out killing crab grass that is in full bloom. When have you seen that in years before? Oh that's right, almost every year except last. This year will set every record known to man Sean. You heard it here first. Weeds, bugs, temps over 100, drought, death, mayhem, gas prices.

    Better get something besides that $15 dollar insurance you carry.

  • JohnnyMcRonny Jan 30, 2012

    15 lows below freezing this month in northern Orange County.

  • wral suks bauls Jan 30, 2012

    I sure would love to actually see some snow and winter weather. I suffer through 7 months of hot and miserably unberable humid weather around here... is 3 months of cold/snow too much to ask for? I just need to move back to Philly....

  • pss3 Jan 30, 2012

    Actually the "rain" on the radar in the corner is feedback from the other radars from the Greenville area TV stations. They should have a way to remove the feedback or adjust the visible settings to hide it.

  • The Chief is wrong Jan 30, 2012

    Wow-according to the doppler radar up there in the corner its been raining over Goldsboro and Greenville for a week solid. Funny because i know folks there and they say its been sunny. Hmmmmm.

  • seankelly15 Jan 30, 2012

    YouMakeItSoEasy - "Yes it was. Something I predicted back in October."

    Hmm... Yes, you have been going on and on about 80 degree weather (which hasn't come) but calling those exaggerations "predictions" is like Jeanne Dixon calling her astrological claims for a particular year "predictions".