Cooler temperatures bring 'refreshing' start to the work week

Posted June 3, 2019 4:25 a.m. EDT

Current Temperatures, DMA

— May will be remembered for its heat, but the first week of June will provide some relief, according to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.

Fayetteville recorded the highest May on record, and Raleigh came close as the third warmest on record. The first week of June will be much milder, with highs in the mid 80s Monday and Tuesday and in the upper 80s for the remainder of the week.

Monday and Tuesday will be fairly quiet and calm, according to Gardner, with mostly clear skies and near-normal temperatures.

On Wednesday, warmer air and moisture return along with a possibility for afternoon storms and showers.

Thursday could be the hottest day of the week, but with a high around 90 degrees, it will not be nearly as hot as last week, which saw temperatures in the mid 90s and heat indexes over 100 degrees.

Looking ahead to the weekend, temperatures will remain in the mid 80s, but the chance for rain and storms will decrease.

7-Day Forecast