Blah Monday weather to turn beautiful by Thanksgiving

Posted November 18, 2012 6:08 p.m. EST
Updated November 19, 2012 6:58 a.m. EST

— A cloudy, dreary start to the work week will clear out in time for a sunny, spectacular Thanksgiving.

Monday and Tuesday have a chance of light rain, with winds clouds and high temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.

"These temperatures are not going to budge much today," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said Monday. "We'll have some mist and drizzle, but we're not really going to see a whole lot of significant rain."

By Wednesday, though, the sun will start to come out, and temperatures will break into the low 60s. Thanksgiving Day will be even more mild, with mostly sunny skies and a high around 64 degrees.

"Thursday and Friday look good," Gardner said. "If you have those days off, you'll get a chance to enjoy them."

The pleasant weather will stick through the weekend. A cold front will roll through late Friday, bringing back clouds for Saturday. No rain is expected, and the daily highs will stay in the upper 50s for the weekend.