Monday brings more sun, heat, low humidity

Posted April 27, 2009

Monday marked a third straight day of 90-degree temperatures in Raleigh, WRAL meteorologist Nate Johnson said.

"High pressure lingering over central North Carolina is keeping the warm air in place," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. Monday's forecast high is 90 degrees, two degrees short of the record set in 1990. By 3 p.m., temperatures had already reached 87 degrees under a cloudless blue sky.

Tuesday will again be warm, sunny and way above average for late April, but a cooling trend will begin as the high gradually moves off the coast and winds shift to the southeast. The temperature will get to the high 80s but cool gradually through the afternoon, Gardner said.

Even with the cooling trend, temperatures remain in the 80s through the week under partly cloudy skies.

"The next front is a very slow mover," Gardner said. "Late on Wednesday, the front is over the mountains." It will approach from the west in the second half of the week and may bring the chance for showers or thunderstorms.

"We should really have a very pleasant week," Gardner said. "We have a chance for rain Thursday and Friday and then another beautiful weekend in the forecast."


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  • affirmativediversity Apr 27, 2009

    All I can say is...You don't need to shovel sunshine!!!!

  • mrmud4x4 Apr 27, 2009

    Finally some global warming in NC! One more week and DROUGHT will rear it's ugly head again! I love it!

  • paddie Apr 27, 2009

    I hate the summers in NC, but I especially hate them when they show up in SPRING! And yes, I would move up North in a heartbeat if I had enough money. Taking up some lame collection for a bus won't git er done! ROFL!

  • Hammerhead Apr 27, 2009

    I grew up in Wisconsin, I can handle 10 to 100, and love the temperature flucuations. Now, would I like to be in the 70s more often....heck yeah!!!

  • nandud Apr 27, 2009

    I'm a bred and born Southerner. I hate the heat. I agree with Space Mountain: I want Spring back.

  • cleveland_steamer Apr 27, 2009

    haha admins are like nazis, posting only what THEY want.

  • ambidextrous cat Apr 27, 2009

    I hate the heat of NC. It's very uncomfortable for me. I don't want to move but I want to due to the high heat during the summer. I would much rather brave the chilly weather because all I need is the proper clothing.

  • ncouterbanks69 Apr 27, 2009 they do not. They are mostly from NY and like to just complain about the heat. I'm taking up bus collections if you would like to donate. If they think this is hot and humid they are in for a shock come June-Sep

  • Of The South Apr 27, 2009

    Temps will fluctuate. Don't you worry. I've seen snow on the ground in NC in April. I doubt it will get to that, but we will still have some cool weather here, especially in the evenings.

    Don't you folks know the NC motto? "Heat in the morning, AC in the afternoon!"

  • Space Mountain Apr 27, 2009

    Those two weeks of Spring we had before Summer rolled in were nice.