Triad -- Friday's high temperatures made it to the mid 70s. This morning, the low was 51. That's average for this time of year. The problem was that it just didn't get much warmer from there. With a front stalled out just to our south, the high only made it to 58.
It's something we call cold air damming, here in the Piedmont. The cool air backs up against the mountains and keeps us cool and gray all day.
If Saturday had you wishing the milder air would return, your wish should come true on Sunday. The cold air damming set-up should mix out a bit and the front will creep a little farther to the north. When all is said and done, highs should be back in the 70s for the second half of the weekend. There's also a 20% chance of an afternoon thunderstorm.
By Monday, the front will slip back to the south and keep temps in the upper 60s to low 70s. The real warm-up begins on Tuesday. Highs will get back to the low 80s and we should stay there the rest of the week.
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