Tornado watch expires for the Triad; skies clearing Monday

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A tornado watch was issued until 5 a.m. Monday for the following counties in the FOX8 viewing area: Alamance, Davie, Randolph, Stokes, Alleghany, Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford, Rockingham and Surry. The watch has since expired.

The day will become sunnier and windy from here.

Though a few showers may still linger into the morning commute, skies are expected to clear rapidly today.  High temperatures occurred early this morning (close to 70°), but it will be cooler during the daylight hours, topping out around 60° this afternoon.  Winds will be blustery and from the WNW between 15 and 20 mph.

It will remain clear and cold overnight with lows near 40° within the bigger city limits.  Outlying areas may have some patchy frost, however, so consider taking precautions to protect any tender plants that are new to your garden.

Sunshine is back in full force for a few days!  Tuesday and Wednesday will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid- to upper-70’s.  Enjoy one more day (Thursday) with dry weather and partly cloudy skies.  Highs will hover in the mid-70’s Thursday and Friday, but there is an 80% chance of showers and thunderstorms Friday.

A cold, upper level low will stall over the Appalachians Saturday and Sunday, bringing mostly cloudy skies and scattered, light showers to the weekend.  Temperatures will be notably cooler, only making it into the lower- to mid-60’s.

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