Look for those warmer temperatures to return this week, following a cool start on Monday.
After a high of 47 Sunday, Monday should be sunny with a high around 56, but temperatures are expected to drop to nearly freezing Monday night, according to the National Weather Service. The low is expected to be about 34.
Much colder temperatures and a freeze warning are in the forecast for the foothills, with the low expected to dip into the upper 20s to low 30s.
The warming trend should begin Tuesday, bringing a high of about 65 and a low around 44.
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The high Wednesday should reach about 74 with a low of about 51.
Clouds are expected to begin moving in Thursday, which should be partly sunny with a high around 76 and a low of about 55. A 50 percent chance of showers is in the forecast Thursday night.
The chance for showers drops to 40 percent Friday. The forecast calls for a partly sunny sky and a cooler high around 69.
As we move into Easter weekend, forecasters are calling for mostly sunshine Saturday with a high near 66 and a low of about 47.
The early forecast for Sunday calls for a 30 percent chance of showers, a partly sunny sky and a high near 69.
Karen Sullivan: 704-358-5532, @Sullivan_kms