80 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2013-11-01 22:12:00
Updated: 2013-11-03 00:00:17
Posted November 1, 2013
Updated November 3, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.