Published: 2018-12-17 04:38:00
Updated: 2018-12-17 05:21:44
Posted December 17, 2018 4:38 a.m. EST
Updated December 17, 2018 5:21 a.m. EST
By Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL meteorologist
Raleigh, N.C. — Just four days before the official start of winter, highs could reach 60 degrees Monday afternoon.
Although clouds and some fog are likely in the morning, skies should quickly become sunny by midday. By noon, temperatures will be in the mid to upper 50s, and a high of 60 degrees is possible by 2 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday will be cooler, but dry, with highs around 51 degrees, with cloudy skies and some sunshine. Significant rain is not likely again until Thursday and Friday, which will become milder again with highs in the upper 50s.
It's too early to predict the weather for Christmas Day, but the weekend should be brisk and bright, with plenty of sunshine and highs in the low 50s.