Raleigh ties record, warm spell continues

Posted February 8, 2009 6:37 a.m. EST
Updated February 8, 2009 11:03 p.m. EST

— After tying a 10-year-old record high of 71 degrees Saturday, North Carolinians will continue to bask in mild temperatures, sunshine and warm, southwesterly breezes for most of Sunday.

"We got the weekend off to a springlike and record-tying day yesterday," WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said.

Temperatures rose into the 50s before sunrise Sunday and reached a high of 75 degrees. Skies stayed mostly sunny, but a cold front rolled through in the afternoon, bringing occasionally partly cloudy skies with it.

Don't be alarmed by the term cold front, though: Temperatures will be cooler Monday, but a high around 60 degrees will still be warmer than normal.

"Clouds are moving in from the west and will make for a partly cloudy day tomorrow," WRAL meteorologist Kim Deaner said Sunday evening.

And the arrival of more fronts looks to keep warm temperatures and springlike weather hanging around this week.