Don’t expect too many surprises in the forecast this week.
Starting Monday, meteorologists predict temperatures will reach into the 60s, bringing rays of sunshine that will continue to be a welcome sight after a dour November.
“Daytime temperatures are going to be pretty consistent, around 60 through most of the week, maybe warming up a little bit by Friday,” said Justin Lane, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Aside from the occasional light wind, cool mornings that quickly heat up will be the norm for most of the week. The weekend is set to be even warmer, with highs near 66 and dropping down to about 53 Saturday evening, forecasters say.
The warm weather is a little bit above average for this time of year, when the region typically sees highs around 55, Lane said.
That’s because a persistent dry air mass hovers over the region, holding little chance of precipitation through the rest of the week, he said.