Cold lingers, but brief respite on horizon

Posted December 7, 2008 7:02 a.m. EST
Updated December 8, 2008 6:26 p.m. EST

— Cold temperatures look set to stay around central North Carolina for a while – except for a warm, rainy break mid-week.

Sunday dawned clear and cold, with frost on the ground, and didn't warm up much. Gusty winds made it feel even colder.

Winds will be less on Monday, but temperatures will be similar at the start of the work week – a high around 47 degrees and low of 32 degrees.

That all changes on Tuesday, though, when a new front rolls in, dumping rain and rising temperatures up into the mid 50s.

And on Wednesday, "we can't rule out getting up to 70 degrees, but we fall off a cliff after that" – back into the 40s and 20s on Thursday, WRAL Meteorologist Mike Moss said.