Cold Sunshine Returns to Carolinas

Below-average temperatures will persist through much of the week ahead.

After nearly reaching the 70s today, expect a much more December-like pattern to settle in for the last month of the decade. Despite abundant sunshine throughout the next several days, temperatures will fall 5-10° below average as we head into the workweek. Strong winds from the northwest will make it difficult to get out of the 40s Monday afternoon. A slow, but steady warm-up begins from there, as temperatures eventually make it back to normal in the mid-to-upper 50s by next weekend. Rain chances will remain minimal until a weak disturbance moves through the Southeast on Friday.

Tonight: Chilly and windy. Low: 37°. Wind: W 5-15.

Monday: Variable clouds. Blustery. High: 50°. Wind: NW 10-20. Gusts: 20-30.

Monday Night: Clear and cold. Low: 32°. Wind: NW 5-10

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High: 54°. Wind: W 5-10.