Where did winter go? Possible record highs near 80, plus rain and fog this week

The first day of spring is still a month away, but you wouldn’t know it if you went outside.

Central North Carolina will see unseasonably warm temperatures again this week, plus hazardous dense fog and scattered showers.

The National Weather Service in Raleigh issued a hazardous weather outlook for dense fog Monday night into Tuesday morning. A dense fog advisory may be issued, the weather service said.

A warm front was expected to move over central North Carolina tonight, bringing warmer temperatures for the rest of the week, and possible record-breaking temps on Wednesday and Thursday.

▪ Tuesday: Expect patchy drizzle in the morning, and widespread, dense fog. Otherwise, it’ll be cloudy with highs in the upper 70s and a low around 60.

▪ Wednesday: Partly sunny and even warmer, with highs approaching or surpassing 80 degrees and lows in the lower 60s.

▪ Thursday: A chance of showers early in the morning and mostly cloudy with highs near 80. More rain possible Thursday night, with lows in the mid-60s.

▪ Friday: A chance of rain, mostly cloudy, with highs a bit cooler, in the mid-60s, and lows in the mid-50s.

▪ Saturday: Warming up again and partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s and lows around 60.

▪ Sunday: Chance of showers and mostly cloudy with highs in the mid-70s and lows around 50 degrees.