'Nothing But Sunshine' in the Forecast – Except Rain

Posted March 2, 2008

— WRAL meteorologists predicted that "a nice couple" of days, with mild temperatures and a lot of sunlight, will start the week off and be followed by showers and thunderstorms Tuesday.

An upper-level ridge dominated over the eastern seaboard Sunday and will continue to drift slowly over the region throughout Monday.

"It looks like a lot of us have a chance to get up into the upper 60s and low 70s ... for a pretty comfortable start to the week," Mike Moss said.

Temperatures in Raleigh had risen to 59 degrees Sunday afternoon.

Monday will stay mostly sunny, but grow partly cloudy as the afternoon wears on. Southerly breezes will help raise the temperatures for a high around 70 degrees.

Tuesday will also be warm, with a high of 72 degrees, but a cold front will bring the opportunity for rain later in the day.

"We'll have a cold front that's moving into western North Carolina," Moss said. "Out ahead of that, there may be a couple light sprinkles or showers on occasion Tuesday, but the main band of showers and perhaps a couple thunderstorms will be coming in late Tuesday night."

The precipitation will largely clear out by sunrise, and temperatures will be cooler, dropping back to a high in the 60s on Wednesday and Thursday.

Those highs, Moss said, will yet be warmer than the norm.

"Then Wednesday, you see the cooler air come back in," he predicted. But it is "still a couple of degrees on the high side of normal for this time of year, so it's a pretty mild stretch here starting the week."


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  • colliedave Mar 3, 2008

    The way this area needs rain, couldn't the headline been "Rain a possibility for Tuesday"?

  • Space Mountain Mar 3, 2008

    Snow this weekend? You have to be kidding!

    I'm ready for the 70s to stay.

  • PaulRevere Mar 3, 2008

    Watch out for Friday...look for "OFishel" to be changing the forecast as the week progresses. MAJOR storm brewing for this weekend...snow? But before that we need to on the lookout for sever weather Tuesday!

  • 1Rx4FN Mar 3, 2008

    Looking forward to a mountain bike ride after work today. Sould be some great weather for it.

  • Jimm57 Mar 3, 2008

    Its Monday, back at work

    But it is a Horrible headline.

  • Leonardo Mar 3, 2008

    Jimm57: "Terrible stoopit headline."

    Some people have no sense of humor. Why are you so grouchy today?

  • Scubagirl Mar 3, 2008

    Really ssssllllloooooowwwwwww news day!

  • TeamHatteras Mar 3, 2008

    "Terrible stoopit headline."

    I agree. But it pretty much sums up the accuracy of the WRAL weather team.

  • Jimm57 Mar 3, 2008

    Terrible stoopit headline.