Sunny days, cool nights return

Posted October 20, 2009 7:00 a.m. EDT
Updated October 20, 2009 7:41 p.m. EDT

— Sunny skies, low humidity and warmer days are promised through the rest of the work week in Raleigh, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. 

Tuesday's high should reach 73. "We are looking at sunny skies and low humidity as high pressure settles in over the region for a lengthy stay," she said.

Wednesday and Thursday will be even warmer, pushing temperatures toward the 80-degree mark.

Commuters needed a coat Tuesday for the second straight day after overnight lows dipped to the low 40s. Some areas saw light patches of frost.

On Monday, mid-day sunshine barely boosted temperatures into the 60s, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.

As the days warm up, the nights will moderate as well. From Wednesday night, nighttime temperatures will stay in 50s.