Baby, It's Cold Outside! Low Temps Expected Monday Night

Posted December 17, 2007 11:30 a.m. EST
Updated December 17, 2007 11:33 a.m. EST

— Temperatures in the Triangle are expected to be in the low- to mid-20s Monday night.

WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said a high-pressure system would linger over central North Carolina  Monday will result in the drop in temperatures. The low temperatures would be the first in the Triangle since February.

Gardner said temperatures were expected to warm up to around 58 degress on Wednesday before dropping again. Another system was expected on Thursday, which could lead to a small chance of rain in the evening.

The area saw temperatures in the mid- to high-40s Sunday, which was cooler than the usual 53 degrees for this time of year.

The region also saw its first significant rainfall in weeks. Officials said nearly an inch to an inch-and-a-half of rain fell across central and eastern North Carolina from early Saturday evening and into early Sunday morning.

The same weather system brought snow across the Northeast, causing flight delays and cancellations at most of the airports on the East Coast including Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Some passengers spent hours waiting at the terminals Sunday.