Another roller coaster week: Rain, warm temperatures and bitter cold coming soon

Posted February 17, 2020 4:58 a.m. EST

— It will be a mild, sunny Monday before a chance for rain moves in midweek.

The morning started off chilly, but temperatures will climb throughout the day, moving into the low 60s by Monday afternoon. With partly sunny skies and no rain in the forecast, Monday will be one of the most pleasant days of the week.

Tuesday will be the warmest day of the week, with a high around 64 degrees in Raleigh, but a chance for rain moves in early in the afternoon. The rain will be scattered, and some areas may not see rain at all at times.

Above-normal highs

WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said Wednesday morning will also feature scattered rain, but it should move out by the afternoon. Wednesday will be cooler, with a high in the low 50s.

It will be dry but get even colder for Thursday and Friday, which will feature highs in the 40s.

"Temperatures will plunge again later this week," said Gardner. "It's going to be a roller coaster just like we've seen so many times this winter."

Gardner said overnight Thursday into Friday morning will see the coldest temperatures of the week, with lows in the mid 20s.

Temperatures will get milder again for Saturday and Sunday, staying cool in the 50s, and both days should be bright and sunny.

7-Day Forecast

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