Raleigh, N.C. — Temperatures across the viewing area will approach highs of 80 degrees on Monday, and, according to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner, the heat will last all week.

In Raleigh, temperatures will likely be in the 70s by noon, only to rise towards 80 degrees by 2 or 3 p.m. Like much of the week ahead, the day will remain cloudy despite the sun’s warmth.

Scattered showers are possible this week, especially on Tuesday, but Gardner said the precipitation will be isolated to only a few areas.

“Some showers are starting to move into our western counties, so parts of our viewing area can expect a wet commute on Monday,” said Gardner. “On Tuesday, some thunderstorms are likely, but these will also be isolated.”

The rest of the week will be just as warm as Monday, with highs reaching 77 degrees again on Tuesday and the 80s on Wednesday.

Temperatures will cool down just a bit, in the low 70s, by the end of the work week, when a stronger chance for rain and storms takes effect.

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