New week begins warming trend

Posted November 8, 2009 10:33 a.m. EST
Updated November 8, 2009 1:20 p.m. EST

— After a chilly start Sunday, the first part of this week will bring a warming trend to central North Carolina.

"Today, we'll finish out the weekend on a very positive note," WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said. "We'll see blue skies and sunshine. ... Temperatures will continue to rise rather quickly."

Sunday and Monday will see highs in the mid 70s and sunny skies.

"The shorts, the T-shirts, they'll all be good during the afternoon hours," Moss said.

Although temperatures will stay in upper 60s Tuesday, the skies will start to cloud up, and the drifting remnants of Hurricane Ida might bring rain after hitting the Gulf Coast.

"Right now we’re leaning toward the idea that some moisture will come up here and give us a decent chance of rain later Tuesday and Tuesday night," Moss said.

Some models have Ida's remnants drifting southward to Florida and not bringing rain to North Carolina, but Moss said that as of Sunday morning, the "wetter solution" seems more likely.

After the rain passes, the skies will clear, but temperatures will stay lower. Wednesday's high is predicted to be in the upper 50s, then the remainder of the week will see highs in the 60s.