Warm temps, clear skies: The weather this week 'couldn't be nicer'

Posted April 10, 2017 6:40 a.m. EDT
Updated April 10, 2017 8:08 a.m. EDT

— With sunny, clear skies expected for days and temperatures in the mid-70s all week, WRAL Elizabeth Gardner says the weather "couldn't be nicer."

Temperatures will rise quickly on Monday, reaching the 70s as early as 11 a.m., Gardner said. From there, temperatures will peak later in the afternoon around 74 degrees, dropping to the low 60s overnight.

The weather should be ideal for Monday evening's Durham Bulls home opener, with first pitch temperatures in the mid 70s and temps in the upper 60s by the fireworks finale.

Things will warm up just as quickly on Tuesday, as highs in the mid-70s are expected once again.

Precipitation should not be a real issue for most of the week, according to Gardner. "Really, the only day we will have some rain in our forecast is Wednesday," she said.

Wednesday could be the hottest day of the week, with a high of 77 degrees, but temperatures will remain in the mid-70s throughout the weekend.