Cooler, rainy Monday gives way to sunny, warm week ahead

Posted May 22, 2016 7:59 a.m. EDT
Updated May 23, 2016 6:40 a.m. EDT

— Monday will be rainy and cooler than usual, with highs in the 60s, but by Tuesday a week-long pattern of warmth and sunshine will greet the Triangle.

Rain could linger through the morning commute before a mix of sun and clouds takes over.

Spotty showers and scattered thunderstorms are possible Monday afternoon before a high pressure system moves in Tuesday to put an end to the wet weather.

Temperatures will linger in the mid 60s for most of Monday, but that will change drastically as the week progresses.

"We have temperatures approaching 90 degrees in our forecast this week," said meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. "Be ready for it."

By Tuesday, sunshine and clear skies are expected for the rest of the work week through Memorial Day weekend. Highs will reach the 80s by Wednesday and stay there for most of the week.