Roller coaster weather ride continues

Posted April 24, 2012 9:43 a.m. EDT
Updated April 24, 2012 3:08 p.m. EDT

— The weather will continue to take North Carolina residents on a roller coaster ride this week, with temperatures ranging from the 40s Tuesday morning to the low 80s on Thursday.

Tuesday started out bright and chilly, but temperatures climbed into the low 60s in the afternoon. By 5 p.m., however, clouds will move into the Triangle, along with a small chance of isolated showers.

"The clouds are going to fill back in and limit heating in the afternoon," said Johnson, "and it will happen fairly quickly."

Winds could gust up to 25 mph out of the northwest, making the temperature feel even lower than it is.

The weather will clear on Wednesday with a high of 71 and sunny to partly cloudy skies.

"Our temperatures are usually around 74 this time of year, so later in the week it will be closer to normal," Johnson said.

However, a front will move through the area Wednesday night into Thursday, bringing a 40 percent chance of scattered showers and storms and a high of 82 Thursday.

The mild weather returns at the end of the workweek, with highs in the low 70s and partly cloudy skies.