Cooler, drier air moving into Triangle

Posted November 1, 2013
Updated November 3, 2013

— A gloriously sunny Saturday came to a gloomy end with a band of rain and wind that pushed through Wake County in the early evening.

But the short-lived showers and wind gusts heralded a cold front that is bringing cooler, drier air to central North Carolina.

The cold front is the second in as many days. A front that moved through on Friday also brought soaking rain.

"We're done with rain for a while," WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said, noting that residents should see a significant drop in temperature.

Triangle temperatures are expected to drop to the low 40s overnight and climb to a high of 63 degrees Sunday.

The overnight low Monday will bottom out at 35 degrees, followed by a daytime high of 54 degrees.

On Sunday at sunrise, a rare, hybrid solar eclipse will cast a shadow over a path extending across the Atlantic and Africa. A partial eclipse will be visible from parts of the east coast, and a total eclipse will be visible in Uganda and Kenya.

Skies are forecast to clear in time across central and eastern North Carolina, but the hour makes viewing the eclipse tricky.

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  • eyepeefreelee Nov 4, 2013

    Cooler, Drier. My middle names