Week to start off cold and blustery

Posted December 12, 2010 8:13 p.m. EST
Updated December 13, 2010 5:57 a.m. EST

— Cold winds will blow through the state Monday morning, following a weekend of rain.

A cold front swept across the WRAL viewing area Sunday, bringing steady rain that tapered to a drizzle Sunday evening.

"Now the roads are wet but by the time the air gets cold enough to make things freeze, I think the ground will be dry, so I don't think there will be concern for black ice tomorrow morning," said WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze.

Maze said Monday morning's temperatures may reach the low 20s, with winds gusting to 35 mph throughout the day. Winds are expected to continue Tuesday morning, with wind chill temperatures possibly dipping below zero.

Tuesday will likely be the coldest day of the week, and temperatures will return to the high 30s Wednesday and Thursday.

A small storm may come through the area toward to the end of the week, possibly bringing something frozen -- maybe snow, maybe ice -- Thursday, Maze said.