Winds blow away weekend warmth; winter 'normal' weather returns

Posted February 13, 2017 5:27 a.m. EST
Updated July 13, 2018 2:04 p.m. EDT

— Sunny but cool weather returned Monday to the Triangle after a record-setting weekend.

By noon, the 24-hour temperature differential saw a loss of about 25 degrees across central North Carolina from Sunday's high near 80 degrees.

Temperature change from Sunday, Feb. 12, to Monday, Feb. 13, 2017

Highs on Monday will be in the 50s, and temperatures will remain in that range for the remainder of the work week.

The day will have lots of sunshine, but strong winds will make it feel even cooler{{/a]}.

"Blustery winds will usher that cooler air into the region," said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. "Gusts will range from 20 to 25 mph through lunchtime."

7-Day Forecast

According to Gardner, despite the huge drop, temperatures are actually back around normal for this time of year.

By the weekend, temperatures will once again climb to about 70 degrees.