Sunday, April 29, 2007

Spring Heat Wave

It has been an almost perfect weekend when it comes to the weather -- plenty of sunshine with highs in the mid 70s Saturday and near 80 on Sunday. The quiet weather will continue for the first couple days of the work week, but it will be much warmer. Afternoon temperatures should soar into the upper 80s Monday afternoon and near 90 on Tuesday. Late April and early April typically brings afternoon temperatures in the mid 70s, so the next couple of days will certainly feel more like summer.

Tuesday looks to be the warmest day we have had all season. In fact, the last time the high temperature reached 90 or higher was August 30, 2006 when the high was 94. Tuesday may also come close to setting a record. The record high for May 1 at the Raleigh-Durham is 90.

A front will slide into the state Wednesday, and that should bring an end to the early week heat wave by the end of the week. We'll be ahead of the front during the day Wednesday, so it will be warm again with highs in the mid 80s. Temperatures will return closer to normal levels for this time of year for Thursday and Friday. That front should also bring our next chance for rain in the form of afternoon showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday.

Stay with News 14 Carolina this week for the latest forecasts. You can count on our Weather on the Ones updates every 10 minutes!

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