MONDAY FORECAST ... Sunny and mild

Staff reports

A mild, sunny day kicks off the work week, and the pattern will continue several days.

Sunny skies and mild temperatures are expected for Monday. Highs will reach the lower 70s, with lows in the mid 50s.

Temperatures will gradually warm up throughout the week. Highs will approach the upper 70s by Wednesday and Thursday.

A slow moving trough of low pressure will bring the next significant rain chance to the forecast Friday.

The 50 percent chance of rain will close the work week, with daytime highs in the lower 70s.

The pattern could continue into the middle of next week.