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Where's winter? Warm weather reigns for another day

Posted December 10, 2012

— Another day of warm temperatures is on tap for the Triangle before a cold front moves into the region Tuesday, a reminder that winter is on the way.

Monday will cap off a weekend of mild, spring-like weather that saw temperatures in the 70s and a sudden rise in humidity that had some residents switching on their air conditioners overnight.

Temperatures were in the mid-60s Monday morning with humidity at 93 percent, a result of overnight showers.

The high Monday will be 73 degrees.

“Our skies are cloudy and it will remain cloudy through the rest of the day,” WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. “We’ll see a nice warm afternoon as well.”

But a cold front is on the way that will bring a marked change in the weather, she said. The front, which is moving in from the west, will arrive Tuesday and settle over the region, dropping temperatures into the mid-50s for the remainder of the week.

“It’s going to stall over us and keep things unsettled and continue to bring us a chance of rain,” Gardner said.

That rain will be spotty, however.

“Unfortunately, we’re not going to add a lot in the rain gauges – and we need the rain,” Gardner said.

Last week, 65 of North Carolina’s 100 counties were declared to be in moderate drought. State officials said the central areas, including the Triad and western parts of the Triangle, are the most affected.

Tuesday’s high is expected to be 59 degrees, followed by a high of 53 degrees on Wednesday. A high of 60 is forecast for the weekend.

The first official day of winter is Dec. 21.
 

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  • h3ardita11b4 Dec 11, 10:33 a.m.

    I will never understand all the fascination with snow. Snow is completely overrated....

  • whatelseisnew Dec 11, 10:31 a.m.

    Excellent.

  • delta29alpha Dec 11, 9:40 a.m.

    Warm all winter as far as I'm concerned, I despise the cold.

  • whatelseisnew Dec 10, 5:04 p.m.

    Excellent. I much prefer the warm weather. It all ends on the 21st.

  • btneast Dec 10, 2:30 p.m.

    My father was a farmer and said that they had less bug problems after a hard winter...

    Google it like I did. Fair amount of scientific data out there......

  • Grand Union Dec 10, 1:56 p.m.

    "Sorry, not much truth to that. Yes, extreme, and I mean way more extreme than we evert get, for extended periods of time can kill some insects. Most burrow into safe spots....and the eggs arent affected. Insects are cold blooded. Ever seen the mosquitos in Alaska? They are huge......"

    well we certainly had more big black roaches (ugh) this year after last years mild winter......and Alaskan Mosquitos are evolved for Alaska so survive there OK......but exotic bugs that cannot cope with the cold survive mild winters but not the harder ones.
    My father was a farmer and said that they had less bug problems after a hard winter...

  • btneast Dec 10, 1:19 p.m.

    want some cold weather!! If not, we will pay the price with many more bugs next spring. Poor animals, they depend on the cold to kill fleas!!

    Sorry, not much truth to that. Yes, extreme, and I mean way more extreme than we evert get, for extended periods of time can kill some insects. Most burrow into safe spots....and the eggs arent affected. Insects are cold blooded. Ever seen the mosquitos in Alaska? They are huge......

  • Yankee AirPirate Dec 10, 12:49 p.m.

    Winter doesn't arrive until December 21. It's still Fall for the nest 11 days. Check back on Saturday the 22nd.

  • smegma Dec 10, 12:34 p.m.

    "Ah yes, typical NC weather, if don't like it, wait awhile, it'll change"

    you mean typical... weather

  • ThomasL Dec 10, 12:10 p.m.

    If I wanted damp wet foggy warm weather I'd move to Florida for that.I welcome cold weather which in return brings dryer safer air instead of just enough water on the oil slick roads to make them dangerous along with reduced visibility to see what's ahead.

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