Approaching front to make for 'miserable' Wednesday

Posted February 13, 2013

— Clouds and rain showers will dominate the weather in central North Carolina Wednesday as a cold front closes in on the region, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. 

A band of showers moved through overnight, dropping steady rain on much of the area prior to daybreak, and areas near the Virginia border were still seeing light to steady rain at 9:30 a.m.

The morning commute was wet for much of the region, but no major issues were reported.  Radar Reflectivity iControl Interactive Doppler Radar

"We'll have a little lull between the morning commute and lunchtime," Gardner said. 

Following that lull, scattered showers will linger in the area throughout the afternoon and into the evening commute.

Temperatures won't climb much during the daytime thanks to the clouds and showers, topping out in the low 50s after starting in the mid-40s. 

Clearing skies overnight will allow warmer air to filter back into the Triangle to close out the work week, with highs reaching the upper 50s and low 60s Thursday and Friday. 

"We'll have this nice little warming trend late this week," Gardner said. "Thursday and Friday will be beautiful."

Another shot of cold air arrives late Friday, setting up a cool weekend with highs near 50 degrees. Overnight lows Sunday and Monday will dip into the upper 20s.


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  • Red Green Feb 14, 2013

    Forward . . . . into the past!

  • 426X3 Feb 14, 2013

    It is Thursday!!!

  • Disabled Vet Feb 14, 2013

    I wonder, are they still talking about yesterday or next Wednesday, considering this is Thursday?

  • birkie74693 Feb 13, 2013

    You know what I hate? Those TV weathermen who say, "You're going to need a jacket tomorrow!" Up YOURS, pal! Tell me what the TEMPERATURE is going to be and *I'll* decide if I need a jacket or not.

  • think01 Feb 13, 2013

    "what's not good are drivers who insist on speeding in the rain."

    Drivers who insist on going 45mph on the highway because it's raining are just as bad as the speeders.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Feb 13, 2013

    We certainly need the rain. Where else would we get our water? Allow God to do his work without all the whinny and complaints. He knows what he is doing. Cannot sun shine all the time. We do need the rain. Its really dry, and this rain is really helping. So deal with it and stay inside or whatever you do when it raining.

  • Nope Feb 13, 2013


  • Obamacare rises Feb 13, 2013

    Rain = beneficial......drizzle = miserable.

  • TriangleMommy Feb 13, 2013

    I agree with Pause to Consider.
    Weather should be straight reporting without the added sensationalism.
    Weather = hard news. We do not need you to editorialize the stories.

  • Fireflies Rock Feb 13, 2013

    how is rain "miserable"?!