Finally: Temps to climb above freezing Monday, remain there all week
Posted January 8, 2018 5:34 a.m. EST
Updated July 13, 2018 9:56 a.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — After record-breaking chill in around the viewing area, temperatures will climb above freezing on Monday and remain there through Saturday.
"We'll stay above freezing until at least Saturday night," said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. "Remaining snow and ice will start to melt, and we'll get back to normal."
Temperatures in Raleigh were in the teens and low 20s at 5 a.m., and Gardner said the mercury will finally climb above freezing sometime between 10 a.m. and noon.
"You'll have to bundle up, but it will feel nothing like yesterday," said Gardner, referencing the record-breaking low of 4 degrees reported at RDU on Sunday.
According to Gardner, there could be a few showers overnight in and west of the Triangle, but not enough to cause any travel issues. Greensboro and other areas west of Raleigh are under a winter weather advisory on Monday from noon to midnight, cautioning travelers to watch for light wintry precipitation that could cause slick road conditions.
Tuesday and Wednesday will be warmer than Monday, but still chilly, and mostly bright and dry before a real temperature change takes effect.
"We'll have a high of 60 degrees on Thursday and a high of 66 degrees on Friday," said Gardner. The mild temperatures will be accompanied by some rain.
"We might hit freezing Saturday night, but it will be 30 oe 31 degrees," said Gardner. After last week, that's nothing to complain about.